Annual Report

Well…  It’s a year since my last post.  Quite a lot has happened.

In October of 2018, my good friend and workmate, Les Elsie passed away.  He will be missed by his “brothers”.  For the past few years Les and I worked together at least one day a week, trying to get several of his unfinished projects completed.  We were often joined by our friends, Chad Stanton and Scott Midgeley.  The last project was nearly completed at the time of Les’ death.  Sadly, I don’t know if it will ever be finished.

QA Highboy

After moving more than a year ago, my shop is finally beginning to take shape.  Insulation, heat and, yet, another work bench have made life a little more comfortable and productive.

Trimming the place out a bit has allowed for a little practice carving.  (I take any chance I can to practice.)

tool cabinet

My wife suggested that I get to work on a TV table for the guest bedroom.  The style I chose doesn’t accommodate the digital hardware very well.  But it will just have to do.

I don’t think this will be my last post.  It’s hard for me to keep my mouth shut and my fingers still.

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5 Comments on “Annual Report”

  1. Bob Brack Says:

    Looking forward to you not keeping your mouth shut.

  2. Matt McGrane Says:

    Well I, for one, certainly hope you’ll keep posting. I’ve learned a lot from your writings. Those are some really beautiful and inspirational furniture pieces pictured. And so sorry to hear about your friend, Les.

  3. Sorry to hear about your friend and colleague.
    I very much enjoy your posts and really hope you keep writing.


    dennis, is there a reason you and chad can not finish the highboy as a tribute to les . I am sad to hear of les going over the rainbow a wonderful and giving person,who shared any and all with anyone who ask how to do anything , I for one started missing him the day I heard of his passing…..

  5. Jack Plane Says:

    It’s good to hear you’re up and at it again Dennis!

    I echo Larry Porter’s comment; finishing Les’ highboy would be paying homage to a great friend and craftsman.
    If we were geographically closer, I would be more than happy for a man of your skills to complete any unfinished work I shuffled off from.


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