A little about Bob Abel
I have been working with lumber from
the woods, to the sawmill to finished product since childhood.
When I was ten
years old, I helped my dad drag logs from the woods with a team of horses.
I have built houses, barns,
cabinets, tables, furniture pieces, and lots of small crafts.
I have been a welder, steel worker
for over 30 years, but always return to the wood shop for the craft that
satisfies me most.
In resent years I have acquired a few
books on Windsor chair crafting. I was intrigued by the challenge of
building these beautiful chairs. Since then I have worked all my
spare time on perfecting the true craft of Windsor chairs.
The nostalgia of using hand tools
with my dad as a boy, and the gratification of creating these beautiful
Windsor chairs has hooked me for life.