A journey to world stuff-making domination

Collin’s Workshop

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My good friend Collin Gillespie is a furniture designer/master carpenter/woodworker extraordinaire. A few years ago he outfitted the walk-in closet in my condo with some sweet shelves that helped keep my living room (which was also my studio) tidy.

Fast forward to the present, I asked Collin if he’d be willing to make me some frames for my encaustic painting project (art supplies are really expensive!) and he suggested we do a workshop day. I’ve never done any woodworking before and totally loved it! Collin’s workshop is on a barge on Lake Union, with an amazing view of the city. The table saw is a little scary, but as long as you keep track of your fingers and the blade at all times, everything will be fine.

At the end of the day we had 14 6×6 frames and 9 12×12. Now I just need to get in the studio and make some art! All in all it was a perfect Seattle day.


Written by stuffmaker

June 15, 2010 at 8:39 pm

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  1. Nice! I haven’t ever spent any work time in a wood shop and would love to do that just to learn some basics.


    June 16, 2010 at 6:15 am

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