Freddy's Windsor Sack Back Graduation Day!!!!

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Project by F Dudak posted 07-16-2010 10:48 PM 2518 views 0 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son completed his Sack Back Windsor Chair class today at the Windsor Institute in NH and as you can see he had a great time. Great to be taught by Mike Dunbar the “Windsor Guru” and his fine staff, Fred Chellis and Don Harper. I am so proud of the way he handled himself in this class, working for 5 days through instruction and building. He is the youngest person to complete a Sack Back class at the Windsor Institute at the ripe old age of 11. Freddy was very attentive during demonstrations and took great notes; I may have to throw mine away and use his. At the risk of sounding like the proud father I can say he truly has a future in woodworking if he so chooses to pursue it… the kid’s got talent… he must take after his mom:). It was priceless to spend this time with him and I wouldn’t have traded it for anything. I hope you enjoy the pictures as much as we enjoyed the class. You can check out the Windsor Institute blog for an update from the bench of Mike Dunbar.””

I would also like to mention that I met up with fellow Lumberjock RickL from Jackson,TN and took several pictures for him to share with his family. He is the guy shooting us the moon in the first picture. Congratulatons on your retirement! Rick enjoyed the class enough to be talking about attending another in May. It’s always great to meet people at these classes because you find out you have something in common with people from all walks of life. We had a student, Dongil, in the class from Korea who has a PhD in economics and teaches on the university level. He took some pictures of Freddy and will be sending them to us. He is also in the first picture behind Mike. To all of our benchmates…keep building those chairs!

-- Fred.... Poconos, PA ---- Chairwright in the making ----

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#1 posted 07-16-2010 11:18 PM


-- Mark,

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#2 posted 07-16-2010 11:37 PM

Fantastic Chair and a wonderful achievement! You have a reason to be proud, your son has talent!

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#3 posted 07-16-2010 11:58 PM

WAAAAAOOOW tell your son (? name) that he can be proud of that chair
and his achievement/knowledge in woodworking
he is way beyon a lot of us here on L J , Amazing that he has done this at his age

BRAVISIMO you got talent for it :—)


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#4 posted 07-17-2010 12:29 AM

Congrats! It looks like he took all those “old” guys to school!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 07-17-2010 12:34 AM

He did a great job.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#6 posted 07-17-2010 12:42 AM

This is absolutely great. Congratulations!

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#7 posted 07-17-2010 01:01 AM

Don’t blame you a bit for being proud and tooting the horn. That’s a great achievement for anyone. How old is he?

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#8 posted 07-17-2010 01:57 AM

I can’t wait for the 20 year reunion story. You sowed a seed.

-- Jim

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#9 posted 07-17-2010 03:15 AM

Now that is aweome! Im proud for the both of you. Now that is some good stuff….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#10 posted 07-17-2010 04:21 AM

Good for him, I hope he does well in whatever he makes. You have every right to be proud of him.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#11 posted 07-17-2010 04:23 AM

Holy cow! That is so cool!

-- christopheralan

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#12 posted 07-17-2010 05:05 AM

Congratulations Freddy on a job well done. You did a beautiful chair and should be proud of what you did. Thanks for sharing.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#13 posted 07-17-2010 08:19 AM

Congratulations!!!! And there’s the old man behind your boy!

-- Chuck, Pullman, WA

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#14 posted 07-17-2010 02:29 PM

That is a great accomplishment . Congrats !

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#15 posted 07-17-2010 05:06 PM

Very nice build. It’s so important to spend that time with them…no one forgets that time, parent or child.

-- Semper Fi, Randy Sr.

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