I’ve always known that I really should be blogging about my woodworking life, but sometimes the thought of starting yet another project (demanding a lot of my time) in the face of so many other things that have immediate priority, has seemed foolish. Indeed, at this very moment I could choose from a list of 20-30 different things that I could work on that would be a smart use of my time. From finishing my home addition (painting, flooring, tile, trim, cabinets etc) to over-due cu...
Hey Lumberjocks, we are traveling the country for 4 months while being part of The Woodworking Shows. As we travel, we are meeting other woodworkers and visiting unique places and telling the stories of what we experience along the way. here is a map of all the places we’ll be traveling to: We start off in this first episode leaving our home in Western Montana and stop for a visit in Bozeman, MT at the Museum of the Rockies for a tour of the Artisan Woodworking Exhibit held in the...
Quick tips with The Woodworking Coach #2: Flattening a board with the help of hot glue and laminate shims
Here’s my take on a common challenge, how to flatten a wide board when you don’t have a wide jointer. I acknowledge up front that this is not including methods of flattening with hand tools, but rather, a practical method for the woodworker who owns a planer but not a jointer. The Woodworking Coach Ep.2 - Flattening a wide board with hot glue and laminate shims from Chidwick School on Vimeo.
So, this summer I’ve been busy with classes, client work and additional prototype designs for a new gallery, a museum exhibit and future class designs, as well as compiling content for some plans and templates I’m creating. Somewhere along the way I’ve been able to film a series of educational “quick tips” for woodworking. So here’s the first of my new series “The Woodworking Coach”. For more information visit my school’s website: www.c...
BEYOND THE BASICS- Taking your woodwoking to the next level #1: Building a new mindset -- 3 tools needed to be a better woodworker
Teaching a seminar at The Woodworking Show in Portland, OR I know I am somewhat new to Lumberjocks, but I can already see that this forum is a gold mine of support, inspiration and community—my kind of people! It is therefore, my desire to do my part in this group of like-minded friends, by starting off an extensive educational series I’ve recently prepared entitled: “BEYOND THE BASICS—Taking your woodworking to the next level” The series will include many ad...
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