a little snowfall, some chair & stool stuff

It is January, so it should look like this. And now, for a little while, it does.

Down by the river. It’s not much snow, but at least it’s something.

I’ll go light the fire, and pretend to work – while really I’ll be watching the bird feeders. This joined stool is ready for assembly, I guess I can fit that into my busy day.

Masashi Kutsuwa sent me a link to another video of the Spanish chairmakers. This one is more recent, and has amazing detail of some of the process. That push knife and spoon bit action is out of this world. The chair work starts at about the 11:00 mark.

from Masashi’s note: “The young chairmaker in the video, who made and assembled those chairs at incredible speed, is Mr. Manolo Rodriguez, who I met at Guadix in 2015! He appears in my book P132-135. (I realized the young man on youtube was Manolo after my book was published!) “

Masashi also tells me that Amazon JP does international delivery. So if you’re interested in his book about the “Van Gogh” chair – that’s one way to get it.

https://www.amazon.co.jp/-/en/%E4%B9%85%E6%B4%A5%E8%BC%AA-%E9%9B%85/dp/4416516061/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=%E3%82%B4%E3%83%83%E3%83%9B%E3%81%AE%E6%A4%85%E5%AD%90&qid=1611621775&sr=8-5