Hey folks! Join us this coming Saturday, March 11th from 1-5pm for our End of Semester – Open House. Say hello to our Resident Makers as they put the finishing touches on their projects. Check out the school and see all that we have to offer. Everyone is welcome- I hope you can join […]
This is the law of the Yukon, that only the strong shall thrive; that surely the weak shall perish, and only the fit survive.” – Robert W. Service Hi folks! I’m back after 5 incredible days in the Great White North. White Horse was everything I could have hoped for- beautiful […]
Necessity is the mother of invention” – Plato It’s Sunday evening and I’ve been nursing an ear and throat infection since late Thursday night. Yes, the back spasms continued and seemed to somehow morph into this. My immune system was probably low through the crazy schedule I’ve been pushing for the last four months. Well, […]
Top of the morning to you! In case you haven’t heard, the new Forums area is up and running and I couldn’t be happier with the results. We’ve had a bunch of great feedback, comments and suggestions coming in, so many thanks for that! I’ve especially enjoyed the Introductions area, getting to see where […]
In yesterdays post, the veneer hammer head and handle were shaped and the brass blade was cut and dry fit. Once the parts were ready, I went over all the edges with some light file work to clean things up. I should also mention this project was originally a chapter in my book, The […]
Its been a very busy week here in the wood shop. Some shop made tools were at the top of my list both new book projects as well as a few made out of necessity. A furniture project that incorporates a mitered box with splines to hold a drawer is next on my list. It’ll […]
I’m often asked about using a Scrub plane to remove material in a hurry or when I choose to saw away the waste instead. ” too much to plane and not enough to saw…” Where do you draw the line? How much material can you remove with a scrub plane? How little material can you […]
Some thoughts from the Unplugged Woodshop…. ; ) Happy New Year !
This is a custom design I fell into this past summer, 2011.
The Gorman Bench.
The music is something I just came up with and will also call the Gorman bench. Thanks for watching. Cheers!
Hey folks- we’re going through the ‘anti bug’, server-change-over this week !! ; o – so ,the ‘web site’ may be a little confused. But on the upside, I should have an announcement in the next two weeks about a new project…maybe a few new projects ? maybe a few more projects from … no, […]
In my last post I finished bending the arms and the main double tenon joinery complete on the cherry bench. The good thing about this design is that there is really only 6 major joinery ‘intersections’ on the entire piece and the double tenon method worked great for what I needed. The bad thing was […]
In my last post I made a coopered door for a new cabinet I’m building. The design features two curved doors, the one coopered and the other a bent lamination and mirror image, although taller version of the first. ( coopered on left hand side opening out and away from center ) They’re both absolutely […]
I received a letter from Tõnis Arjus in Estonia this past week and included were these great shots of his new tool chest. I absolutely love what Tõnis did with the design. It looks like he took some of the aesthetic elements of my Cabinetmakers Toolchest and mixed it with the size and storage options […]
Now where did the week go again?
It began at the bench with new hand tool ideas and designs dedicated to the sole purpose of working and sawing shop veneer;
‘real veneer’ as JK wrote.
The wood shop is in desperate need of an over haul and that starts at the work bench.