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Instructor: Peter Galbert
Peter GalbertBefore specializing in chairs, Peter Galbert worked as a cabinet and furniture maker in New York City. In 2001 he moved to Upstate New York to concentrate on making chairs from green wood. He recently moved to Central Massachusetts where he makes chairs and teaches in his workshop, as well as at woodworking schools internationally. He’s  been featured in numerous magazines and has writen articles on chairmaking for various publications, including Fine Woodworking and American Woodturner Journal.

He also writes the Chair Notes Blog, and invented and produces the Galbert Caliper, a direct measuring tool for the lathe and other chair making tools.
Besides woodworking, Pete raises goats and chickens and makes maple syrup for his friends. His website is



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Hey Bob,

Just wanted to say yet again… the restoration class was terrific.

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Just a note to say the class this weekend with Will was great!

I also want to thank you for the help with the sharpening jig and chisel/guide
and sharpening stone info.  I look forward to more classes.

Best regards,

Ollie Mason