Dovetails…Need I Say More?

Dovetail… is there another word in woodworking that brings more reaction and sense of nostalgia?  The word alone has come to mean craftsmanship and brings back memories of the past.  For myself...
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Twitter!

Well I finally decide too move up….or maybe it is down?? But I am now on twitter and will try and keep woodworking tweets coming a regular basis. Click on the follow me button in this post or...
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Stanley Sweetheart 9 1/2

I must say that when I first read about the Stanley’s Sweetheart line I was a bit apprehensive.  When thinking of a Stanley I normally think of what your everyday box store carries or an old...
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Be Safe, Learn Something, and Have Fun!

Back when I was in the Army I flew a lot with an old instructor pilot that before each flight he would say “be safe, learn something, and have fun”. He was very specific about the order it was said...
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Plans or No Plans?

Last month I posted an article titled Old School V. New School, I have received lots of great comments and emails from this article and really enjoyed writing it as it made me think a lot about my grandfather...
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Just Finished the Desk!

I just finished my drafting/desk and finally brought it into the house this evening. This was a great project to make and there were two new techniques I used on this project, so I learned a lot. As part...
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Rustic Furniture

My wife and I often visit our families in the mountains of western North Carolina. We are planning on visiting next weekend and I spoke with my father today and he suggested that we go for a hike while...
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Podcast Episode 4

High Rock Woodworking Episode 4 In this episode I discuss my meathod of prepping a project for final finish. Please send your comments or tips to highrockwoodworking@gmail.com or visit www.highrockwoodworking.com Chris...
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Prep for Finish

Over the years I had many different methods and idea about how to get a project ready for finishing. Like any other part of woodworking we all have our own way of getting to the finishing stage. Some...
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Encyclopedia of Furniture Making

I bought this book recently and love it. It is a great general reference book on tools, types of wood, jointery, and furniture styles. The writing is not the best but there is a lot of knowledge and...
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