The holiday season is just about over- Hopefully you all had a nice holiday with family and friends.

This Winter issue of Pins & Tales features information about the upcoming Colonial Williamsburg Working Wood in the 18th Century Conference along with the Cartouche Award Banquet honoring this year’s Cartouche award recipient, Bob Stevenson. Bob was the subject of our September Chronicles article and we are thrilled that he was selected to receive this year’s Cartouche award.

The 2019 Midyear conference is in the planning stages and you can read about that in this issue also.

Be sure to read John Champion’s account of his process to make the Prince of Wales Oval Inlays. Also- Jay Stallman’s article on reproducing a Pennsylvania longrifle is an interesting study in problem solving.           

Once again, I want to thank the team for working together to produce this e-magazine. I know how hard it is and I hope you- the readers, all find it worthwhile.

We wish you all the best for the coming New Year 2019

Bob Van Dyke
Pins & Tales