Pencil holder

•August 12, 2008 • Leave a Comment

I made this pencil holder for my wife. It is Cherry with water based finish.

Spring Pole Lathe

•August 12, 2008 • 4 Comments

This is a Spring Pole Lathe that I build with Roy Underhill, from The Woodwright’s Shop tv show on PBS, during a class he taught at the Northwest Woodworking Studio in July 2008.


•August 12, 2008 • Leave a Comment

These chisels were the result of a class on making tools hosted by the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers on May 2008. The one on top is a 1/4 in dovetail chisel and the one bellow is a 1/8 in mortise chisel.

Foot-threadle tool grinder

•August 12, 2008 • Leave a Comment

I just wanted to be able to control the speed of my grinder so it doesn’t burn my chisels. I found the Singer treadle on eBay, the mandrel, tool rest and grinding wheel are from Lee Valley.

The 3 drawer cabinet I made during a class on building drawers at the Northwest Woodworking Studio, as well as the mallet.

Blanket chest

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This is the result of a 10 week class on hand tools at the Northwest Woodworking Studio. The frame is Alder and the panels are Jatoba. I used a water based finish. Everything done with handtools.

Cherry box

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I built this workbench in January 2008 so I could have a place to work in my garage. The top is Cherry, the base is just 2x4s and the drawers are plywood. Very nice and heavy workbench, and best of all, I built it.

About this blog

•April 10, 2008 • 1 Comment

This blog is about my experiences in woodworking. It is a way to organize my thoughts and try to learn from these experiences. Going over everything I have just worked on helps me understand it better, see what went wrong and what went right.

At first I thought about keeping this private, but then I realized that I could learn a lot more if other people could comment on what they read here. So be sure to leave your comment, I want to read what you have to say.

I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it.