Saying YES! once again paid off in a huge way when Pratt Fine Arts Center asked me to manage their wood studio. Pratt brings all the woodworking to writing together, and also often makes me feel like I'm living a crazy double life, farm and city, country and class, two totally different lifestyles constantly converging.
The Anne of All Trades Blog
I am often asked how I make a living. The best answer I can give is "by stringing together a whole lot of random odds and ends." The newest, and one of the most exciting "ends" is working for Lie-Nielsen Toolworks-- a privilege I can't believe has been given-- yet I was taught long ago, when unbelievable opportunities arise, you just say "YES!"
Continuing my whirlwind Instagram World Tour, I took a trip to Texas to be a guest demonstrator at the Dallas Lie-Nielsen show, visit my good friends Jason and Sarah Thigpen of Texas Heritage Woodworks, and see the Homestead Heritage Village.
Some of us don't have the time, resources, or right location to attend formal woodworking classes. Paired with plenty of practice in your own shop, there are some really fantastic resources readily available that can get you on the right track.
No workbench? No problem. Have a workbench but not enough holding power? Read on. Anyone can do woodwork anywhere and I'll show you how. Craftsy.com just published one of my blogs on making and using Wood Battens. Check it out!