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A Shaving

A student asked me about the thickness of shaving. How thick should it be? My reply was that a dollar bill, an American issue bill has a thickness of . 004″. A good shaving should be half that I told … Continue reading

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The Creative Streak

Why do we make things? Why do we do this creative work? A dear friend came by last night and looked at a kitchen table of mine made some decades ago. She saw the Cloud Rise curves shaped into the … Continue reading

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Hand Planes

Some folks think of hand planes as artifacts. Some consider them cute antiques. Others have the best of intentions to use them on a project some day. I consider my hand planes to be time savers. They cut out sanding … Continue reading

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Mastery Show

Two years. Long time, two years. And yet for the graduating Mastery students, I can tell you that it seems like a flash of light that just flew by. Join us First Thursday, October 5th from 5-7:30pm. There will be … Continue reading

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The Backs of Things

I have a cabinet I’m finishing up. It has some nice inlay on the front of it. This is visually appealing and the inlay is raised up so it’s tactile as well. The cabinet itself has tapered lines to it … Continue reading

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Furniture Styles

I had a Mastery student write me recently and ask this question. “Do you know of any resources or books that would be a good source to study different furniture styles and what defines the style?  (ie. Greene and Greene, … Continue reading

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Finish

3 Simple Finishes is a workshop coming up next week on June 16-18. If you have ever had a question about finishing, and who has not, then join us and learn some of the tricks. Finishing is part chemistry and … Continue reading

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Building a Portfolio

Any good portfolio takes time to build. Just like the construction of a piece of furniture is an accumulation of days and hours of effort, so too is that compendium of your work. Where to start? Start at the beginning. … Continue reading

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Beginning

The first step is the hardest. The decision is the key. Who can say where this choice may lead? That’s a bit of a daunting thought. But starting the project is first. Let the mistakes begin! I think this is … Continue reading

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Chairs

Chairs are one of the most challenging of projects. They are mostly air with only a few small sections of wood holding up your bulk and your pride. Jeff Miller wrote the book on them: Chairmaking & Design. Join us … Continue reading

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