(How did it take me so long to get around to posting these pix?)
The Foundation Class finished up on the first of April, 2011. The students were working hard to make the most of their access to the Port Townsend School of Woodworking to get their projects to the point where they could finish them at home.
Dianne finished her chair in the week after the course ended. Mark hauled his table home in a rental trailer - planning to make and fir the top at home. Justin's chest just needed to have the hinges installed. Melanya's roll top desk was close to structurally complete and we're looking forward to seeing pictures of the finished item. Alex finished the carcass of his tool chest and has been working on the trim. Kia's altar (I think of it as a Tokonoma) had it's base added two weeks after the end of the course.
All of the students on the course achieved levels of skill and tackled problems with aplomb and grace. Kia's single minded drive to use steam bent Madrona was inspirational - we're grateful to Charlie Smith of Marrowstone Island for coming up with a wonderful board out of his stash of stunning wood.
I'd like to thank all the students for putting their trust in us and making this first course such a positive stepp for the School. WE'll be offering the Foundation course Fall and Winter going forwards.