Red oak sewing cabinet/chest of drawers

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When one of my most admired associates decided it was time to retire from teaching English, I wanted to make something for her that she could use, not something that would add clutter to the home in woods where she … Continue reading

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Figured cherry chest with hidden latch

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In furtherance of playing catch-up, I must mention winning the Popular Woodworking Magazine “Excellence in Woodworking” award in 2013 for this veneered chest.  I was taken by surprise at the admiration by the readers, judges and editors of the magazine. … Continue reading

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Absence doesn’t mean abstinence

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I’ll admit it: I’m a reticent blogger. Three years have passed since I last posted, yet I’m always surprised to see the stats indicating that people are still looking and scrutinizing each and every photo. To that end, I decided … Continue reading

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Conclusion: Story of a tree limb/Red maple table finished

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I’m happy to say the red maple table is home with its new owner. She wanted her favorite river rocks inset suiseki style: the wood cut out to accept the shape of the underside of the rock. Such was an … Continue reading

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Progress on the red-maple limb table

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Between summer chores and students, I’m making steady headway on the red maple table. Going for a snug fit on the first tree-limb table support. Now I’m ready to figure out the angle for the next section and cut the … Continue reading


We interrupt our regular programming for a special announcement

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A woodworker doesn’t feel complete unless given the opportunity to share his or her skills, passing along knowledge to the next generation.  On that note, I give you Logan, my newest protégé, who has whittled the first link in his … Continue reading


Story of a tree (limb)

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Back in 2009, I wrote a story for our local newspaper about a tree, a local landmark that had to come down because it was beginning to show signs of rot. This prestigious tree held the record of being the … Continue reading

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