I didn’t think it was all that long ago that we were sitting in my office watching youtube videos on how to get soda from a keg into a bottle without it foaming over and losing carbonation. We eventually figured it out (the trick is keeping the hoses in the freezer) and since then, he has figured out a few other things as well.
We drove south on I-95, got off in Fredericksburg, then kept driving off into the trees. Set back in the woods, on a dirt road, is a workshop full of saws and tools and two skilled hands.
When he left Philly for the woods our beverage venture crumbled. He brewed a good root beer but that was never meant to be his art. Next week his art finds a new home when the Kala Studios open on the main strip in Fredericksburg’s old town. the sneak peak was worth the trip.
Rummaging through the stuff in his shop I barraged him with my ideas of what he could make out of different scraps of wood. He and I both know I don’t have a clue what I’m talking about and he pretends I’m not annoying. I appreciate that.
He is winning praise from interior designers in the D.C. area and developing a bit of a following. I’m not in that area but I’m part of his following. He builds a chair I have always loved but never been able to afford. If you have more money than you know what to do with and want to surprise me for Christmas, call Kaleo.