You can get in touch by using the comments box below this post or by sending email to email@example.com I'd love to hear from lot's of you and so my 500th blog post (this is 498) can be all about my blog readers.
I love to hear stories about folk that have been inspired in some way by my work or blog, it gives me the incentive to carry on writing. Here is a recent one Wilson Burnham of Brokeoff Mountain Lutherie is currently making a pole lathe to turn bowls.
and here are a couple of other woodworkers I have a lot of time for Jarrod StoneDahl makes wonderful pole lathe bowls and spoons in northern Wisconsin and one day I hope to visit and help him build one of his gorgeous birch bark canoes.
Peter Follansbee is the joiner making wonderful furniture using original techniques at Plimouth Plantation, his blog is well worth a read, particularly his posts with photos of original 17th century pieces like this. He also turns bowls every now and then.
Rivkah Mentzer is a medieval historian and homemaker. which involves many crafts, in my early days of blogging she encouraged me by posting nice comments. Later she visited the workshop and bought a bowl which she calles Mambrino and makes bread dough in, she posts pictures of the bowl from time to time and it is ageing nicely.
Next March for the Heritage Crafts Association spring conference at the V&A we have chosen the theme "Evolving Craft Communities" Richard Sennett author of "The Craftsman" will be our keynote speaker. I'll be speaking about the way in which the internet has allowed me to feel connected with a wonderful community of folk in the UK and worldwide, my blog gets around 1500 readers a day so I am hoping some of you will join in the conversation, let me know who you are, where you are, what your interests are and maybe whether you draw inspiration or just a feeling of connectedness from following web blogs about subjects that have meaning for you. Over to you.......
ps if any of you do facebook I do that a little too here