Without breaking the bank

A small bevel gauge is handy to have around, especially if you’re drilling and reaming leg holes for staked furniture. I generally use my Blue Spruce sliding bevel (which I love), but Dave doesn’t make a smaller size (yet) so if you’re looking for something in the 4″ range you’ve probably been salivating over these…

An elevated heart rate.

While it’s pretty clear that woodworking involves a fair amount of lifting, I never really thought of it as cardio until I was gluing together my most recent chair. I’ve gotten to be pretty meticulous in preparing for glue-ups. I lay out all the parts in logical order. I make sure the glue is warm,…

A New Thing

This evening (8/18/17) from 4 – 7 pm the North Carolina Furniture School will be having an open house. The address is 503 Second Street, Ayden, NC 28513 If you’re in the area I encourage you to come by, meet Stuart (the proprietor) and check out his collection of new and vintage machines. Even for…

Finer things

When I was a kid, and we would sit on the gym floor in elementary school for assembly, I would squirm from the minute my hiney hit the floor. For the life of me I couldn’t figure out how the other kids could stand it. I remember once, sitting on that gym floor, watching a…