Mike Dunbar – Chairmaker

Mike sent me this email to inform you of his new channel. Here is what he wrote.

My name is Mike Dunbar and I am suggesting a blog topic that I believe will interest your readers.  I made Windsor chairs for 45 years. Beginning in 1980 I taught Windsor chairmaking around the United States and Canada. In 1994 my wife Susanna and I gave the craft a permanent home when we opened a school named The Windsor Institute.  Our program of classes was recognized throughout the world.  We taught as many as 35 classes a year with a maximum of 28 students.  We estimate we taught Windsor chairmaking to some 6,500 people.

In 2016 Susanna and I retired and closed The Institute. However, those unable to attend a class begged us for help. We heard their pleas and decided on a solution: to videotape our celebrated introductory sack back class and post it on a YouTube channel. That way, anyone can take our class for free, without ever having to leave home.  

Your readers may want to take advantage of this series. They can find it at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvZ36VGhBlHqkETSnajNhMw

We use to offer courses in 17 different Windsor chairs.  Our hope is to record and post all of them. I would greatly appreciate your telling your readers about the channel. If you have any questions, or want more information, I can be reached at mike@thewindsorinstitute.com

 

Mike

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