I’m currently building a work bench and I’m trying to use as many hand tools in the building process as possible. I’ve been planing the legs for the past couple days, and after each leg I feel like I need to down a bottle of wat...
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273 posts in 2171 days
Location: St. Charles, MO
I'm a man of God, a family man, and a high school teacher whom also happens to find whatever time is left to get into my workshop. I'm a voracious reader and learner. I love to take the time to build new and exciting things. Anytime I can try my hand at a new technique I'm all for it. I also enjoy focusing my time on refining my craft. It's incredibly relaxing to plane a board four square or cut a set of dovetails. I'm lucky to have such an understanding wife who supports me in my endeavors.
I've sold a few pieces here and there. I'd say my dream is to take my knowledge of teaching and woodworking and to open up my own store/school when I retire from my actual job.
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|commented on||Here we go again...another layered experiment...||341 days ago|
|commented on||Star Wars - The wooden side of the force! #2: R2D2||346 days ago|
|commented on||Deathstar wall art||346 days ago|
|commented on||Harbor freight clamps||346 days ago|
|commented on||a george the third style dining table||346 days ago|
|replied on||Dovetail saw||346 days ago|
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|replied on||Antique lathe I got for FREE last week!||346 days ago|
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|commented on||Hand Carved Maloof Inspired Stool||346 days ago|
|added project||Hand Carved Maloof Inspired Stool||347 days ago|
|commented on||The difference between great and GREAT||354 days ago|
|commented on||Home Depot Intarsia Wall Hanging||358 days ago|
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I finally went out and spent the money on the plywood for the lower cabinet carcasses. I got five sheets of red oak ply from my local hard woods supply store. The last time I had made some cabinets I had just finished watching Norm’s kitch...
When i first designed these cabinets I really wanted to have them look like peices of furniture as opposed to cabinets. The posts go a long way in achieving that look, but I figured taking out the kickplates would really seal the deal. I had tho...
My wife and I are finally setting about finishing up our kitchen. We haven’t had a kitcen sink for about 3 months because we haven’t had any cabinets. You can’t blame this on me, however, because she wanted her office before he...