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Jim Bress

2019 Joe Thrift Workshop

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Joe Thrift's annual workshop is coming up in Fredericksburg, VA.  You can register for one or two weeks.  This year there is an option to participate in a group build.  Last year we discussed building the Lord Wilton GDG. Not sure if the model has changed.  The idea was to start from nothing to complete in the white during the 2 week period under Joe's instructions.  I'll be there for both weeks again this year.

Cheers,

Jim

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Joe Thrift is a great maker and a great teacher.  This is an opportunity for serious students of the  trade.

on we go,

Joe

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I enjoyed meeting Joe and seeing and playing his Lord Wilton copy at the the Reed Yaboah contemporary makers exhibit in New York. Joe is a cool dude.

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This was my third workshop with Joe Thrift and the best. The joint project got us to see methods of a pro. Of course, we all chimed in with our own ideas. Opinions are a dime a dozen.

One important take away for me was that Joe learned a lot from Roger Hargrave. I can see the hand of that master behind Joe's.

I had to leave early due to family events on the West Coast. Next year, I will be there for both weeks and hope to talk about my varnish experiments.

 

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Awesome! Looks like fun (in addition to being educational!).

Thanks for posting the photos!:)

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Just to finish off this thread, here’s where the group build ended around midnight on the last day. I probably learned more during this workshop than the prior three workshops combined. It was an amazing learning event. Next year we will likely varnish/antique and set it up.  Many thanks to Joe, who worked harder than any of the students, and Bill & Elain for being our hosts.  

 

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27 minutes ago, scordatura said:

Fiddle looks nice. Are those channel lock pliers for turning stubborn new pegs? ;)

I think I was using them while shaping the dorsal pin (out of maple).  Oops, we’re not supposed to talk about that. Forget I said anything. :ph34r:

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