Well two weeks of classes has gone by. I am sitting on the bus right now stuck in horrible Boston traffic TOTALY shocked that already two weeks has come and gone. The amount I have learned is outstanding. From having never drafted in my entire life I am now drafting extremely complex pieces with ease and making stock lists with the drawings. Granted I am not a very neat and clean draftsman but I don’t think that is in my nature. I have always been a sketcher so my drafts are naturally messy looking but my info is correct and readable…just smudgy paper. Lance also gave me and a fellow classmate a huge run down on historical architectural column profile progressions which I found very interesting and is worth reading about to further your period knowledge. Chippendale has a wonderful section about it in the cabinet makers director. It also has many methods for drawing roman and Greek ogees with a compass. Speaking of compasses I bought an old set of drafting tools off Steve brown today! So cool. By the end of the day I had finished my drum table and I have moved on to my blanket chest. I started drawing the carving detail on tracing paper and I will include a photo! That’s all for now but I will post more over the weekend.