I turned a lidded box recently and was asked to explain how the feet are made. I wrote a paragraph, actually more than once, but I thought it was difficult to understand. Since I had the day off and only 40 projects on the list, I decided to turn...
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Location: Central CT
I began woodworking at an early age, getting in touble for using dad's tools in the basement and working on cub scout projects. I took a year-long woodworking class in high school and my mother and sisters still use some of the projects. I lived in Seattle in the 1980's and there was a woodworking store/shop across from my office that I visited frequently. I hung out with the owner and starting reading Krenov and Tage Frid, bought my first table saw and made simple little projects. Through the next decades I did lots of house renovation, kitchen cabinets, built-in libraries, and the like. At some point I decided that I wouldn't build any more things I couldn't take with me and decided to focus on furniture. I became interested in turning a couple of years ago. I'm an academic at heart I have a huge collection of woodworking books and magazines. I've also taken several classes at varioius places, mainly at the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking with director Bob Dyke, Phil Lowe, and Mario Rodriguez. I've also studied turning with Corey Anderson and the great David Ellsworth. I've lived in Iowa, Japan, Seattle, Massachusetts, and now Connecticut.
My wife and I have a seventeen-year-old daughter and two Shetland Sheepdogs. In addition to woodworking I like reading, golf, travel and now I spend too much on woodworking forums.
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|replied on||What's the Value of these three vintage Powermatic Tools?||11-24-2016 12:58 PM|
|added project||Dovetailed Boxes for Christmas||12-15-2015 02:56 AM|
|commented on||Modern Coffee Table (How to Fake Walnut)||12-07-2015 12:00 PM|
|replied on||Advice on first table saw||11-21-2015 09:48 AM|
|commented on||Some more Art Deco||11-21-2015 09:33 AM|
|commented on||make infill plane||11-01-2015 09:00 AM|
|replied on||Tape Measure accuracy checking and adjusting...||10-24-2015 05:31 PM|
|commented on||Framed Post Cards||10-23-2015 08:14 PM|
|commented on||My Saw Till On Steroids||10-22-2015 10:46 PM|
|commented on||Natural edge black walnut bench||10-22-2015 10:43 PM|
|added project||Moxon Vice/ Portable Bench||10-22-2015 02:08 AM|
|commented on||Transition Plane Re-do||10-18-2015 02:43 AM|
|replied on||My first REAL dovetails (sort of)||10-17-2015 10:26 AM|
|commented on||A New Sled for Winter!||10-17-2015 10:14 AM|
|replied on||Table Saw for Newbie||10-17-2015 12:20 AM|
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Over the winter I’ve been taking a project class at the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking. We’ve built the Arts and Crafts Display Case that was designed by FW Art Director Mike Pekovich and on the cover of FW in April 2010. B...
My wife gave me an Alan Lacer skew for Christmas. I made an oak handle for it this afternoon and posted this Skew Handle in the projects section. It ended up being an easy and quick turning project, but I couldn’t figure out an easy to make...
Yesterday I turned knobs for a couple of projects. One was a the lathe tool cabinet I posted several weeks ago and the other is a router table I’m trying to complete. The knob are relatively easy to turn. I based them on an article by Phi...
In January I posted to an LJ forum about a planned woodworking trip to the Berkshires. We went on Feb 19, 2010, and it was a great day. Well, it was a cold day, when Steve and I left Glastonbury, CT for the Berkshires. During the trip we were jok...