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If I Only Knew

If I only knew how easy it is to fix [insert problem], I would have done it years ago. The problem is not the problem in need of a solution: the drawer that needs planing or the joint that needs … Continue reading

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Classes

Another reminder to take care of yourself. Take care of your curiosity, get out there and exercise your brain, use your hands to feed your mind. Build something of value: your sense of accomplishment. Build your knowledge. Join us a … Continue reading

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How Long?

Someone asked me how long it took to write my new book. It’s like asking how long it takes to cut a dovetail. The actual work may last only an hour or two, but the preparation takes years. My new … Continue reading

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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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