Goodwin Company is excited to be featured in, Longleaf: The Heart of Pine, a documentary by Rex Jones. Our own George Goodwin and Jeffrey Forbes are prominently featured in the film!
Dan Peterson describes his specially formulated Diamond finish to a visitor at our GreenBuild Expo booth. There is still time to come and enjoy the show. Don’t forget to download your FREE expo pass!
Jeffrey is more than just a marketing manager, he is our resident historian. He considers himself an avid student of all southern culture, literature, flora, fauna, architecture and history, and, most especially, food! Jeffrey is also an accomplished musician, singing and playing guitar, dulcimer, mandolin and banjo. Jeffrey performs regularly with the Episcopal Church of the Mediator choir in Micanopy, Florida and is a member of the Sweetwater Shapenote Singers.
Dan Arrington, a Native American style flute maker who owns the business, Northern Lights…Southern Spirits, handcrafted two magnificent works of musical art with Goodwin’s River-Recovered® Heart Cypress:
The mouthpiece is spalted Maple and Zircote. The block (the part on the top held on using deer hide ties) is a free-form shape made using Redwood burl mounted on a spalted Maple/Zircote pedistal with a base of Easter Red Cedar. The inlay “dots” above and below the finger holes are Zircote and Myrtle.
The top two are the cypress flutes, while the slightly smaller one on the bottom was made using Tasmanian Blackwood (Australia). A yardstick is included to give a sense of size. In the land of Native American style flutes, these 1 1/4″ bore instruments are considered large.
Listen to Dan’s daughter playing the second River-Recovered Heart Cypress Flute – it sounds absolutely beautiful:
Dan will be vending his flutes at the Alligator Warrior Festival in O’Leno State Park in just a few weeks (http://www.alligatorfest.org/) where he will have an opportunity to put this work in front of truly gifted flute players.
Dan, you are a true artisan! Thank you for sharing your elegant craft with us.
We recently had the pleasure of hosting University of Florida (UF) students from two different architecture classes for a tour of the showroom and mill. On September 15th, Dr. Linda Stevenson of Stevenson Architects Inc. in Bradenton, Florida visited with her graduate students in the historic preservation program. Dr. Stevenson was the principal preservation architect in the restoration of Ca D’zan, home of circus magnate, John Ringling and his wife, Mable, in Sarasota, Florida.
The next week, it was great fun to tour with visiting architecture professor, Will Zajac and his studio students from UF Design 5: “the Florida landscape.”
From traditional building and preservation to contemporary and modern design, Goodwin is the longtime authority on River-Recovered® and building reclaimed heart pine and cypress. Whether you are an aspiring architecture student or an experienced professional, we are your trusted resource on anything and everything related to reclaimed wood!
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