Friday, June 7, 2013

Change of Plans
photo courtesy Zeit Online
The above photo is near Deggendorf, Germany, not far from where my woodworking class with Christopher Schwarz will be in a few days.

Needless to say, Dictum had to come up with a 'Plan B.'

Luckily, last year Dictum opened a new retail store right across the hall from their newly-acquired workshop in Munich.  The nice folks at Dictum called yesterday to make sure it would be OK if they moved the class there.

It's perfect for me, as I live only about a 10-15 minute walk from the Munich store.  I think that for some others it might be a problem as accommodations in Munich tend to be a bit more expensive than at the abbey in Niederalteich.

If you aren't signed up yet, it might be worth an inquiry with Dictum to see if there is still room for you in either Christopher Schwarz' bow saw class or his Roorkhee chair class. It is sure to be a lot of fun. Plus, supporting this company by purchasing their products and attending their classes is probably as good of a way as any to help them recover.

Hopefully the thousands of other people affected will recover, too.


  1. Wow. I hope the Abbey is not flooded.
    I suppose that Munich can offer a bar or two so that you are able to get a beer each evening.

  2. Dude, you are a good samaritain, you should transform your place in a bed & breakfast for a few days... ;-)

  3. I just sent an email to the abbey near the Dictum workshop to cancel my reservation. I got an out-of-office reply that said the abbey has mostly been evacuated since Tuesday (like the nearby city). There is no power there yet.

    I am trying to find out if there is a way to make a donation to the abbey to help with whatever they need it for. I'll post info on it as soon as I find out.

    Their website is:

  4. You are a good person, Brian. The flooding isn't getting better? I heard on the radio news tonight that the U. S. National Guard is there helping out with the flood recovery. That's good, too.

    1. Appearantly a dam broke near this town. Budapest is gearing up for unprecedented flood levels (it's along the Danube, too).