New Moravian Workbench Class for 2023

For the past decade I have taught the Moravian workbench class at the Woodwright's School in Pittsboro NC. For the classes there I had been supplying and prepping the materials we used in the class; a pretty big job to be honest. I have been contacted by other woodworking schools over the years about teaching... Continue Reading →

Candle Stands At Roy’s Place

This past weekend I taught the second Shaker candle stand class this year at The Woodwright's School in Pittsboro, NC (forgot my camera on the first one!). I have done this class at other schools over the years but with electric lathes. At Roy's we use a treadle lathe in keeping with the hand tool... Continue Reading →

Goings’ On

It has been a good bit since I have posted anything. I appreciate the inquires as to whether I was alive, thankfully, the answer is in the positive. It has been a heck of a year for my family and myself as it has been for the entire world. We have faired pretty well so... Continue Reading →

Repeat, Repeat, Repeat….

The past two weeks I have been working with a new horse that has recently joined our family. Cheyenne is a four year old filly that has never been broke, so I had to begin at the beginning. I am not a cowboy by any means but for some reason enjoy the process of getting... Continue Reading →

Vises in Stock (for now)

SOLD OUT If you would like to be added to the wait list for the next bunch send me a message. I have just completed another batch of tail vises to cover the overflow from the last. If you would like one, I have five extras on hand. These are ready to go and will... Continue Reading →

Different Strokes

I get quite a few photos of benches folks have built from the article I wrote or the video on the Moravian workbench. Most pretty much follow the plans, but not always. I like to see the modifications, vises and different joinery people employ in their bench builds. Wood worker extraordinaire Jeff Bremer sent a... Continue Reading →

Vises on The Way

After a whirlwind of welding, assembly and packing all of the largest group of tail vises I have made to date are on the way to their new owners. The last few when out this morning. If for some reason you ordered a vise and have not received an email with tracking info please let... Continue Reading →

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