Moravian Workbench DVD is back

As some of you may have noticed, Popular Woodworking has been gradually curtailing their DVD formatted videos. The Moravian bench DVD has been unavailable for several months now. I am happy to announce that Wood and Shop has picked up production of the DVD version and it is now available in their store here. Many... Continue Reading →

Pummeled by Pommels

I've been working on a near copy of a bed from the collection at Hancock Shaker Village the past couple of weeks. They have many beds in the collection, this one is my favorite. This example originated at Hancock, made sometime in the early 19th century and is still sporting it's original green paint. When... Continue Reading →

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 →

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