Earlier this month, it was my honor to receive the inaugural Robert Fletcher Memorial Award. Bob passed away in January, and his presence is dearly missed in the shop. I had the pleasure to work as one of Bob's students in his final years in the workshop. He was the one I would always go to if I needed a way to fix a mistake. He always found a way, whether rational or not, to find a solution. It was important to me this last year to work at his old bench. Every time I cut a dovetail or was panicking over a glue-up, I would think of Bob and channel his love of this craft. I think of him often and miss him dearly.