When I first began woodworking, back in the late 1990's, Norm Abram's "The New Yankee Workshop" was by far the most popular woodworking show on television. Once I discovered the show, I couldn't get enough of it. Here was this regular joe, (ok, regular Norm) making...read more
I finally found a couple of hours this weekend to clean up my garage/workshop. It had been slowly becoming a disorganized mess over the last few months. I haven't had enough time to start a real project, so most of the work done in the shop had been quick little...read more
This is a fishing net I made several years ago. I made it from plans out of the June 2001 issue of Wood Magazine. The frame for this net made out of laminated Walnut and White Ash. The inlaid fish is also made out of Walnut. The plan called for 3/32" thick strips,...read more
Sometimes woodworking and art become one. Sometimes they are two very separate things. Woodworking, I think, is always a skill or craft. But how often does it actually become art? Where is the line that a wood project crosses in order for it to become art? These...read more
Here is a quick update of where I am on the workshop design. If you remember from my first article, the footings and frost wall already exist so I cannot modify anything with them, but everything else is fair game. I am not quite as far along as I had hoped to be at...read more
A couple of years ago, I had a client who sold Mary Kay cosmetics. She wanted me to build her a display that she could place near the cash registers at local businesses. People could fill out an entry form and place it inside the display in order to win prizes. She...read more
Now that I have my wish list for the general construction of the workshop, it is time to focus on the interior of the shop and make a list of its features that I would like to include. This list will focus on things like; whether to have drywall or wood walls,...read more
This handheld mirror was one of my first attempts at marquetry. I saw the plan in the June 2000 issue of Wood Magazine and immediately decided I wanted to try my hand at it. It was challenging, to say the least. I made 2 or three attempts at the marquetry before I...read more
Before I get into the nitty gritty of the workshop design, I need to pause and make a list of what features I really want my workshop to have. This will start out as a "wish list", but I am sure I will have to pare it down later on due to cost. I figure that if I...read more
When I first start woodworking, my wife and I lived in a two story house with a very small detached garage. The garage was actually not very suitable for a workshop, at least not without a lot more work than I was willing to put into it. Besides that, I didn't want...read more
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