Thursday, November 12, 2015



Why should I chop up a perfectly good ladder??

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Sunday, September 6, 2015






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.