For Mom

Losing a loved one is always difficult but when it’s your mother and she passes away way to young…well, it just seems harder. Mom past away 5 years ago, she was strong, beautiful, and way...


Yesterday I read a blog post by Tom Fidgen entitled Do Nothing. In it Tom reflected on how we need to take time to just sit and well…do nothing. I have thought a lot about that post since then, I like...
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A table from Crate and Barrel doesn’t have a story.

I realized today that I have not posted anything on here since last September!  Life has been busy and I talk about most of what I am working on in the MWA Podcast.  I have always had the idea that this...
Lock Miter Master Jig

Lock Miter Master Jig

When making boxes I use a number of joinery methods depending on the look that I want.  The joinery most often ends up being part of the design and look that I am trying to accomplish.  Dovetails give...

Another Year at Fine Woodworking Live

Last weekend I traveled up to Connecticut for Fine Woodworking Live.  This was the second year of the conference and have to say it was even better than last year.  For any of you that have attended...
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Carter Bandsaw Guides

New Band Saw or Rebuild the Old One?

I have an old 14″ Delta band saw that has been in my family since I was a kid.  It is an ok saw, but resawing was impossible.  It was just accepted that this was an old saw and never going to...
Chisel Cabinet

Chisel Cabinet Video

One of the best ways to stay productive in the shop is to be organized.  I for the most part do a good job on keeping my shop clean and in order but seem to struggle with keeping my chisels organized,...
Woodworking Shows

Renewed Energy and Great Friends

  This past weekend The Woodworking Shows were in Atlanta.  I spent the entire weekend at the show talking to people at the Modern Woodworkers Association booth and have to just say WOW.  Last year...
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Old Woodworking Books… That are Still Relevant

Hear we are for the second year of Get Woodworking Week.  Last year my good friend and fellow MWA admin Tom Iovino of Tom’s Workbench started Get Woodworking Week as a way for woodworking bloggers...
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Highland Woodworking

Highland Woodworking Open House and Lie-Nielsen Event

I don’t post many events on this site anymore as I normally just post them on the Modern Woodworkers Association page but this is such a great and exciting event that I want to make sure we reach...
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