My tale of woe begins nearly forty years ago when I was a young man in my early twenty’s. Those were relatively carefree days. No family to provide for and few responsibilities. My paychecks mostly went towards stereo gear (this is before all my discretionary funds went to woodworking tools). Usually at the top of […]
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Before starting give the punch a good sharpening. The sharpening cones available at Lee Valley are the correct angle for the inside surface. Layout the location for the square hole.Using a small square, center the punch on the layout. Now lightly tap it in place to registers its position. Often the punch will stay put […]
As a furnituremaker, working in the style of Greene & Greene, I have chopped out more than a few square holes for ebony plugs. The accepted method for this has been to drill a round hole and use the chisel from a hollow chisel mortiser (hand held) to square up the holes. This has worked […]
James Krenov was an early influence of mine. Before I was a Greene and Greene fanatic, I was a Krenov fanatic. His designs were supremely elegant and he had a way of writing that drew me into his world. You don’t have to look too deeply to see his influence in my work. I never […]
I have been getting emails like the one below (which I received a couple of days ago) for a few years now. The sender always seems to have a very English sounding name, but for some reason does not have a good command of the English language (this one is better in that regard than […]
It was a very sad day last week when I got a phone call from Kevin Lerma telling me that Sam Maloof had died the night before. Sam well deserved his position as one of the most influential and well known woodworkers in the world. But as much as Sam was a master woodworker, he […]
When I started out in woodworking every project was laid out in full scale on MDF on the floor on my hands and knees. I had a giant (shop-made) t-square, a good set of knee pads and a box of colored pencils (different color for each layer). These layouts were critical to my process. Having […]
When contemplating a new design, I try to visualize the piece as having DNA. In other words it is a part of the organic world and the design elements are a product of its’ DNA.When filtering a design through this lens there are a few questions to be asked:How do the individual elements interact with […]
My visits to Anaheim to teach at William Ng’s school are always rewarding. It’s a time to make new friendships and renew old ones around a common theme of woodworking and Greene and Greene. The week started with the first commercial run of my new Details II class. I was more than a little delighted […]
This last weekend we (myself and the Port Townsend School of Woodworking) invited a few of our friends to attend a trail run of my new workshop – Greene and Greene Details II. (With a Thanks to Tim Celeski – you can view 360-degree images of the class – here and another image again here […]
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