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February 2010


Made by Hand- Available at…

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Every week I get an email or two from people asking me where they can purchase Made by Hand-Furniture Projects from the Unplugged Woodshop other than here on my web site. Not everyone enjoys or trusts using Pay-pal and would rather


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Dovetailing with Sketch-Up

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David Richards has a new post over at www.finewoodworking.com about drawing dovetails using a new plug in for Sketch-up. Sitting here sipping my morning coffee and wondering what the hell happened to…


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Quick Pics

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Well it’s been another busy week but I wanted to share a few pics around the shop. As mentioned in the last post, the dining room has become the assembly area and my trestle table a make shift workbench. Back down stairs on the regular…


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Fine Plywood Dining

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Dining Room?

“Hey Hon- what’s for diner ?”

‘Plywood sandwiches’ crosses my mind but my throat doesn’t summon the words. It’s a surreal feeling working through the big build these past two weeks- from paper to plywood…


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Sharpening a Card Scraper

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In my last post I showed you how I apply a solid wood edge treatment to plywood panels. This is something I don’t do very much of and in a perfect world I’d be using solid materials in every project but sometimes design can dictate the materials needed and…


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Working (ply) Wood

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Working with plywood is an altogether different animal than with solid wood. Given the choice, I’d prefer solid wood but sometimes solid wood isn’t the best option.  When I worked in the Set Design Industry we worked with plywood almost exclusively- these past few years however, in my…


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