Workshop March 11, 2010
Taken a few days prior
David and Dale WISHING for Spring to hurry up!!!
Classes begin SOON!
Building a table (still in progress) for Technicians
Dave Cumbee's desk - Pro Engineering Support
Getting ready for large class
Hans Zachariassen, Denmark
showing David his gifts
Hans was a returning Certified Technician.
First studied with David in Spain.
Simon Messainguiral - Lyon, France
joining Hans and David
LONG hours of travel but both wanted to see shop before heading for motel
ASH JACKMAN from Australia,
FIRST to arrive on Sunday.
Talking with Dave Cumbee.
Simon, talking with David.
Ice Breaker Welcome Dinner
Anna Flohr, Pad Contractor,
joined us for dinner.
She liaisons for all off-site pad makers
and prepares materials
Glenn Persen, Frederick Staff, Andy Kozain
and Ash Jackman (left to right)
Brian Bertrem, foreground
Frederick Staff and Andrew Kozain
both from California (LA and SD)
A happy "us"
David and Dale
Getting ready for the first luncheon
Putting out the food, initial stage
and hoping I could fit it all on the tables!
Little by little, I was laying the dishes out before everyone arrived HUNGRY!
I MADE it, but noticed in the picture,
I ALMOST missed the table with the bread!
(Sorry 'bout that!)
GREAT friends, and wonderful guys, ALL of you!
Sue, who heads the Pad Dept
joined us each day for lunch.
Sue Nelson, head of Pad Department joined us for luncheons each day.
Joel, David's son did one-on-one special training during the course.
Ash and Joel in conversation.
Reaching for perfection!!!
Simon with David
Matt Wilson (Montana), Hans Zachariassen, (Denmark), and Glenn Persen (VA Beach, VA)
working intensely to finish pad installation.
No one ever said this can't be FUN!
Andrew Kozain (SD) and Dan Bainbridge, (WA)
as they work on their flutes.
Brian Bertrem (IN) and Simon Messainguiral (France) working on their flutes.
MATT WILSON, MONTANA
TOTALLY unexpected, but SO appreciated,
flowers sent by all the class!
The Certification Class may be over, now,
but the memories will NEVER be forgotten!
from both of us!
Pizza luncheon on Saturday and wrap up.
Glenn Persen, VA Beach, VA
ASH JACKMAN, Australia
Arrived early, (Sunday), but jumped in and helped
SO much to get things set up.
Andy Kozain (SD, CA) and Dan Bainbridge, WA
Dan Bainbridge, WA
Frederick Staff, playing newly-made
Straubinger gold flute
Impromptu spaghetti dinner!
After the ball....(or Workshop!)
Another class is finished, but
exciting to know it is the BEGINNING
of advanced support for so many customers.
A tired, but very happy David.
What a CLASS!
Ash was an expert!
David and Hans
It's good to see returning friends
and to share stories and techniques.
Ash Jackman traveled a long way
and added his special humor and wit,
teaching all of us "how it's done" in AUSTRALIA
Hans stayed on until Monday, working long hours with David through the night to finish several instruments.
And the prize is: LOBSTER TIME!
Hans and David enjoy dinner at Joe's Place
before Hans leaves for Denmark.
Reflecting while listening to his flute played.