Design in Wood

“The best thing about DIW is that it’s open to all woodworkers, and winning an award—especially for the first time—really encourages participants to keep at it and enter again the [...]

The Wood Stretcher

As you will soon learn in your favorite magazine, I am building a chippendale chair. So naturally I’m looking at as many chairs as possible. I’ve had the opportunity to examine [...]

It's Back: "The Chairmaker's Workshop"

Good news: One of the best books on making chairs is now back in print and available at a reasonable price. “The Chairmaker’s Workshop” by Drew Langsner has been selling for [...]

Hoosier Cabinet

Hoosier Cabinet Recreate and American icon. By Tim Johnson Eighty years ago, before built-in cabinets were common, every modern homemaker wanted a “Hoosier” cabinet in her kitchen. As a baking [...]

Teaching at Marc Adams – A Wrap-up

If you’ve been following my blog about the class at Marc Adams School of Woodworking (MASW), you’re waiting for photos from the last day of class. I will tell you that many of the [...]

What the Inside of a Tree is Good For

“There is something about the outside of a horse…that is good for the inside of a man.”, Attributed to Winston Churchill Whenever I start on a project, the most curious part is [...]

Teaching at Marc Adams — Day Five

As promised, the guys in class had the early part of the day to complete mouldings and work on the sculpted bracket feet. Each woodworker laid out the feet from the provided pattern and drilled [...]

Teaching at Marc Adams – Day Four

Ches in Nichols, N.Y. asked me via e-mail to post a photo of the project piece so readers could see what the project looks like when finished. That way he could track the progress of the class. [...]

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