Alrighty there folks, A month ago this salty New Englander went down south to Asheville, NC. I've left my beloved corner of Peter Galbert's chairshop and moved into a shop with my two oldest and dearest friends in the trades, Johanna Smick of Monkfish Bindery and Seth Weizenecker of Weizwood Furniture. I've been a bit out of sorts getting into the swing of things in this new environment where everyone looks you in the eye and strikes up a conversation like its no thang. But! Finally with out further delay I have many exciting new woods to offer. First things first I'll keep it domestic and drop the new Cherry Bomb
I've now added Cherry to the list of 'ol faithfuls for travisher bodies. They will be priced the same as Walnuts at $245 clams.
And secondly I've been working with one of Australia's finest chairmaker's Glen Rundell of Rundell and Rundell Chair Makers, and now have a trifecta of beautiful Australian hardwoods to offer: Ringed Gidgee, Yellow Box, and Mulga. All three are gorgeous! But they aren't just a pretty face, they are dense as dense can be, which makes for far superior action from the tool. The extra weight in the body gives you more feed back while finding your position on the beveled sole, making it easier to keep your depth of cut consistent.
So yes, new things all around domestic and exotic. In the near future I will be testing out more different woods to see how they fare for travisher bodies, and will keep you posted. And, guys and gals, I'd loved to hear what you think of the new wood selection to keep me up to date with what you crazy kids are into these days.