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|March 18, 2013
I now include some videos on my articles page.
|March 13, 2012
- This library bench was a commission I completed in
the summer of 2011. In
this article I describe the process I used to
create the bentwood lamination for the curved back
rest of the bench.
- Can a nine year old child do complex italian
marquetry? Check out
what my very bright young granddaughter Corina was
able to do!
|February 21, 2011
- I made five glider
rockers from quarter sawn white oak during the
summer of 2010. Here is an explaination of some
of the more interesting parts of this project.
- My son Chris is becoming an accomplished woodworker
in his own right. Here are two veneer projects,
a side table and a cocktail table he
recently completed that showcase his veneering skills.
|August 19, 2010
- One of the most satisfying things a woodworker can
do is to make his own tools. I've read Krenov's
books where he discusses how a handplane, made by the
maker, in his own hands is like a finely tuned musical
instrument. I'm not sure I've achieved that
level quite yet, but this was an easy project that has
yielded a lot of satisfaction.
- The original top on this table was ruined by placing
a flower pot on it and leaving it for several
weeks. The flower pot leaked water and the top
was ruined to the point where there was no way to save
it. I was asked if I could build a new table top
and match the color and highlighting of the old
top. I made a new
top from cherry veneer and used dye and a
lacquer toner technique to match the old top.
|December 8, 2009
- During the summer of 2009 my son and I produced four
of these chessboard tables
to be used as wedding gifts. This is the second
time I undertook a chessboard project, the first with
my daughter Julie and this time with my son Chris.
|August 23, 2009
- This outdoor rocking
chair was constructed using bentwood lamination
for the curved backrests and the rockers. I also
included some marquetry pictures of two roses
surrounding a butterfly in the top back rest and a
vine with ivy in the bottom back rest. This
chair was a very advanced project combining a lot of
the skills that I share in the project description.
|February 14, 2009
- In my 1200 square foot woodworking shop, clutter can
get completely out of hand without an effective
strategy to control it. I resolved to fix these
problems when I built my new shop and here is how I did it.
|January 26, 2009
- What is in your shop
apron? Anyone who spends any time in the
workshop has been frustrated not being able to find
his tape measure or pencil or some other small tool.
I've come a long way solving that problem since
I found the perfect shop apron for me.