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Peter Galbert, who studied painting and photography in college, worked with sheet goods in fast-paced cabinet shops in New York City in the 1990s. Then in 2001, while sharing a very small shop in lower Manhattan with a guitar maker, Galbert was inspired to look for “something I could make in a tiny space with hand tools and solid wood.” Windsor chairs were the answer, and he’s been making them—and teaching others how to do so—ever since. In 2015 he put all he knows about Windsors into an impressive book, Chairmaker’s Notebook (Lost Art Press), which he both wrote and illustrated.
March 30, 2016
Stretching the Windsor tradition
December 2, 2015
A delight to make, they're also a lasting pleasure to use
Windsor chairmaker Peter Galbert blows off steam by picking up a carving knife and whittling spoons.
September 30, 2015
The right game plan eliminates troublesome vibration and ensures crisp details
April 4, 2013
For smooth surfaces and intricate elements, a little practice makes perfect
December 6, 2012
How to sharpen the four essential turning tools for peak performance
Part 1: A smooth, even cylinder is the foundation
July 26, 2012
The Earlex Steam Geneartor from Woodcraft has a capacity of 5 liters.
Rockler's Steam Bending Kit features an automatic shutoff once the water level drops too low.
April 7, 2011
Complete the top half of the chair, add the rockers, sit back, and relax
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