FORP 3!

Jameel Abraham just announced the the third French Oak Roubo Project coming up in October of 2019. Registration details coming in a few days. You can view his post here. -Will Myers

Homemade Lathe Bed Extension

Most older wood lathes have around 36" max between centers. Anyone who has made chairs knows that this is a limiting factor. Most larger rocking chairs have 40"-42" back post. I have made do with some pretty stupid and unsafe rigs to turn longer posts but finally decided on a more permanent solution for the... Continue Reading →

Gang up on it!

I recently built a chest of drawers base on a Shaker example from Hancock Shaker Village. The seven drawers of the chest have overhangs planed into the ends and top edge. The front of the drawer faces also have a simple molded edge. I used a process I call gang planing on the end grain... Continue Reading →

Teaching schedule for 2019

2018 Has been a very busy year, 2019 is shaping up to be even more so! Below is my teaching schedule as it stands now. Some of these are already sold out, if you are interested in a class and it is full be sure to get on the wait list. People's schedules change quite... Continue Reading →

Simple Strawberry Pie!

First off, I am not redirecting my efforts to start a baking blog. But this is too good not to share. When I was a young fella my great grandfather and grandmother Temple would have the family over for dinner on a pretty regular basis. These little get togethers were not for any particular reason... Continue Reading →

Tilt Table Article And Free Plans

I visited Tryon Palace in New Bern, North Carolina for the first time in January 2016. I did not have much time and pretty much did the fast walk thru the whole place. The palace and several surrounding building are filled with vintage furniture, well worth visiting if you get the chance. In the kitchen... Continue Reading →

Hexagon With Handplanes

I have recently been working on a candle stand design that involves making a hexagonal post that I wrote about hereĀ a couple of days ago. Hexagons show up in furniture occasionally, honeybees are completely enamored with them, pencils, and chair parts sometimes. They can be made with just hand planes alone, no jigs required. Here... Continue Reading →

No Lathe Necessary

I definitely have a soft spot for candle stands. They are usually quick to make and don't require a lot of material. Maybe building these smallish tables appeals to my short attention span too.   This example I ran across in the MESDA database but was owned by a private collector. With the help of... Continue Reading →

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