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2017 is well under way and with it comes the promise of change.

There has been somewhat of an hiatus in the newsletter of late - but lots of activity in the S&W woodshop - several new articles (coming soon) and lots of water... (see post below)

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There's no bad wood...

Hank Gilpin has been designing and building fine art furniture for almost 30 years. A native of Connecticut, Gilpin graduated from Boston University with a degree in photojournalism. He served in Vietnam as an army photographer, and returned to the States with the intention to study photography at the Rhode Island School of Design. A random choice of electives led Gilpin to woodworking, and his first teacher (and future mentor) was Tage Frid.



Father's Day Gift

Atlas Obscura offers a look at a stranger collection of books. These books are housed at Padua University and are made entirely from wood:


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Oh - and Biggles says Hi


After 15 years we said goodbye to Galadriel - our enigmatic cat who was a constant companion in the wood shop - she will be missed.