As we all know, woodworkers are a prideful people. How many times have we toiled over a project, spending hours and hours just to get an “uh, that’s nice dear” from the spouse? Do they not realize the 4 hours I spent at the wood store ...
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Location: Naperville Illinois
Hello and welcome to my little corner of the world wide web...
In addition to making custom woodwork, cabinetry and furniture; I make keepsake boxes. All are one-of-a-kind, using exotic hardwoods, often with inlays. When complete, I name each with an Illinois city name.
In addition to woodwork, I am a pilot and avid sailor. I have reconstructed antique aircraft (a D-17s Staggerwing and a PT-19 Cornell). It is a real thrill to strap an engine and some wheels onto a woodworking project and lift off the ground! Talk about the biggest test of your craftsmanship.
-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsman can hide his mistakes.
Latest Activity | view all »
|commented on||Rotty Box||06-20-2009 10:14 PM|
|replied on||Please HELP! Serious Finishing Advice Needed...||05-22-2009 11:20 PM|
|commented on||Making Inlay Banding||03-29-2009 02:06 AM|
|commented on||Woodworking Books #1: Box Making||03-26-2009 04:38 AM|
|commented on||First Cabinet Vanity Oak||03-16-2009 03:06 AM|
|commented on||My first box||03-16-2009 02:55 AM|
|commented on||jewelry boxes||03-11-2009 05:04 AM|
|commented on||Failed Humidor||03-10-2009 07:05 AM|
|replied on||Shop Vac Question||03-03-2009 03:29 AM|
|commented on||Humidor Completed||03-02-2009 07:29 AM|
|commented on||Router Table #1: Design ideas, need some feedback||02-19-2009 01:23 AM|
|replied on||Magswitch , is it right for your shop!||02-19-2009 12:30 AM|
|commented on||Router Table #1: Design ideas, need some feedback||02-19-2009 12:07 AM|
|replied on||Schellack Spraying? AM I CRAZY?||02-16-2009 10:17 PM|
|replied on||Schellack Spraying? AM I CRAZY?||02-13-2009 12:49 AM|
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In an attempt to cut a large radius nosing for some mantels I’m making, I’m in process of making a router trammel to support the bit in a constant arc. Made from 3/4 ply, my inspiration is based off an old Fine Woodworking article and ...
Yes it’s cheap, and most of the time it will warp as soon as it is removed from the stack, but it can also be dangerous. Acording to an employee at Owl Hardwood in Lombard, IL, there is an instance where metal was found between the plys....
I’ll say sorry for this rant up front so you can stop reading this and go onto more interesting things if you wish…I was reading a blog that was on another website… (don’t wory, i started here and somehow surffed to this g...