Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Maple Thingy

Originally a disappointment, I took hardly any pictures of this commission.  While I still don't know exactly what I was thinking on some of the details, I kinda like it.


The Back

Friday, January 31, 2014

Buck Bros?

l purchased a 2" Buck Bros chisel several years ago.  I'm not proud of it, but it's the truth.

I now work for a company with no need for first class chisels  -  we recently purchased a 2" Buck Bros chisel... things have changed over the past few years.  The bevel edge is much thinner and the back hollow has improved:




If the steel wasn't so soft I'd be a fan of these terrible, terrible pretend tools.  Even so it's safe to say that Buck Bros have improved their line.  I can't believe it.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Japanese Tool Chest

I wanted to test the dimensions before committing this design to precious ash, or maybe fir, or pine, or even cherry or walnut; I also have a lot of maple on hand.  I used old cedar fence slats and scrap ply for the mockup.  So far the dimensions (5x8x30ish) seem to work, I may try adding dividers before placing many more tools.

This particular type of cedar (I think it's western red - used extensively in Frank Lloyd Wright's Gordon House) dents incredibly easily so the french marks aren't really my fault.  I think the exposed edge plywood bottom accents the piece nicely.  

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


When I try to draw furniture I end up doodling, maybe the doodles will eventually take on the shape of furniture.

I wish for a set of side escapement moulding planes.  Most furniture with moulding doesn't appeal to me, but I like thinking about moulding and drawing profiles.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Coffee Table

The color isn't what I wanted, not even close.  I'm sure it will be a few years before I get it.  
Second attempt with milk paint.

Drawer detail, unfinished shaping.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Office Drawers

Can't decide on hardware.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Rob Smith

My neighbor Rob beat me in a hair growing competition.

Other things Rob can do better than me:

  1. Ride motorcycles
  2. Film finishes 
  3. Finishing 
  4. Sand with patience
  5. Be patient
  6. Modern Warfare 3
  7. Black Ops 
  8. Fix autos
  9. Mathematics
  10. Photography
  11. Jokes
  12. Jumping
  13. Not lose things
  14. Cabinets
  15. Countertops 

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Wii Doors Drawborn



Major Blowout