Well, As I work towards finishing a run of Adirondack chairs I’ve chosen to put the power tools aside for a while except for needed home repairs. It’s time to simplify. Time to quiet down my woodworking. I want to focus on bu...
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Location: The Deep South
The Path to Woodworking
My father is a residential home contractor who built his business from scratch.I started off framing houses, digging foundations, and roofing.
My uncle is a professional cabinet maker and woodworker. I spent many days growing up working with them both. I slowly moved over from rough framing and woodworking to the art of woodworking and furniture making through independent research, books, family, and of course, youtube. My favorite method of working is by hand with traditional hand tools. I started with basic storage projects and am now doing furniture.
The satisfaction from creating something useful and appealing by hand
is simply amazing and rewarding. The coolest thing to do is to take discarded wood and materials and make a piece of useful appealing art.
A mallet or hammer
A small square
The Jack Plane
High Quality Heirloom Handsaws
Southern Pine...Its inexpensive and very forgiving...most of the time!
Oak...It lasts and lasts and lasts...
Roy Underhill... his amazing skill and humor
Christopher Schwarz...his influence on woodworking through writing
Rob Cosman...simply put...dovetails
Favorite Current Books
The Joiner and the Cabinet Maker
Furniture in The Southern Style
The Essential Woodworker
The Toolbox Book
and of course...The Anarchist's Tool Chest
1.Shaker Coat Rack and Shelf
2. Jewelry Hanger
3. Large Dog House
4. Six Foot Shelf
5. Four Foot Shelf
6. Handtool Cabinet
7. Framing Lumber Tool Box
8. Picture Frames
9. Bird House
10. Barn Wood Coffee Table (2)
11. Clamp and Storage Rack
12. Music Rack
13. Heirloom Tool Chest
-- "So many projects...so little time..." Psalm 23
Latest Activity | view all »
|added project||Adirondack Chairs||08-20-2015 04:35 AM|
|added project||Distressed Reclaimed Coat Rack||08-20-2015 04:24 AM|
|added blog entry||The Simpler Life||07-11-2014 05:38 PM|
|commented on||Book Shelf from Reclaimed Pine||07-01-2014 05:41 AM|
|commented on||The Plywood Puppy Bed||07-01-2014 05:40 AM|
|commented on||7 Foot Gate||07-01-2014 05:38 AM|
|commented on||7 Foot Gate||07-01-2014 05:33 AM|
|commented on||Tool Chest #2||07-01-2014 05:31 AM|
|commented on||P-51 MUSTANG||06-30-2014 06:12 AM|
|added project||P-51 MUSTANG||06-30-2014 05:48 AM|
|added project||The Plywood Puppy Bed||06-30-2014 05:36 AM|
|added project||Book Shelf from Reclaimed Pine||06-30-2014 05:30 AM|
|added project||7 Foot Gate||06-30-2014 05:23 AM|
|commented on||Adirondack Chair From Cypress||06-27-2014 05:09 PM|
|commented on||Bridal Bench||06-25-2014 05:14 PM|
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QUESTION: HOW VERSATILE IS A LARGE BLANKET CHEST OR BOX? 15 Century Chest above My opinion…EXTREMELY! Antique Pennsylvania Chest above Here are my thoughts on the simple, large, well built CHEST, dovetailed nicely or fastened wit...
Garlick and Son Rip Saw The original Garlick and Son Saw Company was started in 1858 according to the webpage. http://www.flinn-garlick-saws.co.uk/acatalog/The_Lynx_Range.html My Garlick and Son (Lynx) saw arrived today. I purchased it o...