Don Weber

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Mastermyr Tool Chest Video – Coming Soon

I’ve met a great many fine and interesting people through woodworking, and Don Weber, who lives in the charming town of Paint Lick, Ky., is among the best of them. The first time I actually saw Don, he had a steam-bending contraption set up on the loading dock at our former shop, where he...

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Entirely by Hand

Chairmaker Don Weber offers a sample of how simple projects can spring from the forest and the sweat of your brow. By Don Weber Pages: 68-73 From the April 2004 issue #140 Buy this issue now Afew years ago, I needed a bedside table for my cuppa and a book on those rare “lie-in”...

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The Magic of Iron & Fire

A chairmaker explains his fascination with the ancient art of blacksmithing and being able to make his own woodworking tools. By Don Weber Pages: 72-75 From the October 2005 issue #150 Buy this issue now It was April of 1986, and I’d just arrived at a craft show up a long dirt road, an...

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Traveling Toolbox

Bodger and blacksmith Don Weber shows how to effectively combine power and hand-tool techniques to build a simple and sturdy toolbox. By Don Weber Pages: 44-48 From the April 2005 issue #147 Buy this issue now I’m a bodger and a blacksmith, making tables and chairs in iron and wood. When I’m not in...

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A Bicycle Built for Bowls

U.S. woodworkers design a foot-powered lathe for Honduran artisans so they can produce mortars and pestles for sale. By Don Weber Pages: 64-67 From the August 2007 issue #163 Buy this issue now Take one 13-tooth bicycle sprocket, a bicycle chain and a heavy spring. Add to that some plumber’s floor flanges, a few...

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Out of the Woodwork: Old-school Persimmon Driver

Louisville Golf keeps links tradition alive – and with a satisfying thwack. By Don Weber Page: 96 From the April 2007 issue #161 Buy this issue now I’ve been a woodworker for more than 40 years and a golfer for the past 14. When I was growing up in Wales, there was a golf...