It doesn’t seem like much.

This week I finished dimensioning, squaring, flattening and smoothing all of the parts to the walnut boarded bookcase, and at the end of one evening I stacked the sides, shelves and stretchers all together before calling it a night. I was struck with the thought that it didn’t look like much of a pile of…

Here’s a bit of news…

…that I’ve been waiting to announce. When the August issue of Popular Woodworking hits your mailboxes somewhere around the second week of June, my first tool review will be included. Thank you Megan for the kind words and the opportunity to do work that I absolutely love.  

All of this is self-imposed

I’m learning a lot with the construction of this commissioned office suite. One of the things I am learning is to over-budget slightly for materials and to make sure I have just a little more than I need, because invariably that will be exactly what I need. I’m also learning about managing another precious resource:…

In the workshops of others

As I was editing the copy for Mortise & Tenon Magazine last December I had the pleasure of reading through some wonderful material long before the words went to print.¬†Of all of the great articles in that magazine, one immediately captured my imagination – the piece by Martin O’Brien about what to look for when…