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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Wood Whisperer Seminar

I just signed up for a seminar with Marc Spagnuolo at Highland Woodworking on May 2nd. Marc started the Wood Whisperer blog, community and podcast. I am looking forward to the seminar and meeting...
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Dear Sweetie

On Saturday I came in from the shop and went upstairs to see what my wife was doing. She asked if the floor had dried downstairs as she had just mopped. When I went back down I realized that I had tracked...
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Drafting Desk 3

I have finally finished the woodworking part of the drafting desk and am now ready for the finishing. I believe it turning out pretty well. I do have a funny story about putting the top together. I have...
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Wooden Gear Clock

Wood Gear Clock

    I have always had a fascination with how things work. As a kid I drove my parents’ crazy taking things apart but it was part of learning. Even today I will look at something a wonder how...
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Drafting Desk 2

Last week I talked about the drafting desk that I am currently working on. I have made a lot of progress and now have all of the parts made and partially put together. Over the weekend my wife and I went...
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Old School V. New School

This is article is based on an article that I did for Highland Woodworking’s Wood News. The original article was a review of a Lie Nielsen shoulder plane. I receive a lot of great feedback so I...
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Tip on Staightening Board without a Jointer

How to get a straight edge on a rough cut board that has irregular sides without a jointer. I don’t have the space in my shop for all of the tools to make everyday task easy. My shop is in my garage...
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Drafting Desk 1

For some time now I have wanted a writing style desk for my downstairs living area that I could tilt up to also use as a small drafting desk. I don’t have enough room downstairs for the full size...
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