I just posted a new blog post about why one would use paste wax, lear or colored, on a project. A few good A-B photos. Take a look and let me know what you think, and whether or not you like to use paste wax. http://dcwwoodworks.com/blog/2016/1...
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Since 2010, I've been pursuing a passion for woodworking, learning both modern techniques and traditional hand tool methods for building furniture and trim carpentry. I've been inspired to learn about Chicago's rich Craftsman, Prairie, and Arts & Crafts tradition, and by my own modest 1903 frame house's style and decor. I've applied those aesthetics and philosophies to my own interests, and found a unique outlet to express myself. I now do woodworking and furniture building for myself and for clients. I blog and post about my woodworking adventures at http://dcwwoodworks.com. I also teach woodworking at the newly opened Midwest Woodworking School http://midwestwoodworkingschool.com
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As a woodworker, do you either “woodworker” your way through home improvement projects, this making take four times longer, or do you try to “woodworker” help your contractor, probably much to their annoyance? Or, do you fi...
I recently posted about a local house & garden walk I went on, touring some 1900-1920s era homes in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. Some thoughts on doing the right thing thing with an older house. http://dcwwoodworks.com/blog/20...
This is the second and final part of the drawing table build blog post. I go into the build process, and have lots of build pictures. Take a look here… http://dcwwoodworks.com/blog/2016/7/21/drawing-table-part-2 I posted this as a proj...
I recently posted a cherry drawing table project here on LJs… http://lumberjocks.com/projects/257354 ... and I appreciate the nice feedback I got, thank you! But if you like lots of words, and a lot more build photos, I’m startin...