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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|commented on||50 Cent Chisels||12-25-2014 05:14 PM|
|replied on||eee shine ultra or one step polish||12-08-2014 01:45 AM|
|commented on||Knife maker saws - DIY quick and clean.||11-24-2014 09:54 PM|
|added project||Japanese-style Tool Chese a la Mafe||11-23-2014 09:49 PM|
|added project||New Life for Old Chisels||11-23-2014 09:34 PM|
|replied on||"State of The Shop Address" - Post Yours||11-23-2014 07:56 PM|
|replied on||Plater question||06-28-2014 12:16 AM|
|replied on||New versus Used||06-13-2014 10:47 PM|
|replied on||Do I need a veneer hammer?||06-10-2014 03:13 PM|
|replied on||Turning handles for square bars||06-07-2014 05:34 PM|
|started topic||Turning Tiny Knobs||06-07-2014 05:14 PM|
|added project||Peckovich-designed Tansu Chest||06-07-2014 05:01 PM|
|commented on||Oak Natural Edge Vase||05-28-2014 04:43 PM|
|replied on||Old Craftsman saw needs TLC||05-04-2014 01:47 AM|
|replied on||Scraps in Connecticut?||04-27-2014 03:33 PM|
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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...