John has been making a living doing traditional woodworking since the early 1980's. Working primarily with traditional hand tools and building techniques, John integrates history into his work and his classes. Although he has a diverse background, including boat building, spring pole lathe turning, and building Windsor chairs and stools, John is currently focused on teaching, presenting, and demonstrating on traditional craft and history. John's training includes the Rockport Apprenticeshop in Maine, Strong's Canoe Yard in Vermont, and the Windsor Institute in New Hampshire.
Current Courses Offered by John Beltman
Timbered Workbench: Early American Style