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 →

Moravian Tail Vises Available

Believe it or not I have finally got another batch of tail vises close to shipping. They should be ready late this week or early next. I know some of you have been on the wait list for several months, I apologize for the long delay. There has been simply no time to devote to... Continue Reading →

Moravain Workbench Presentation

Tuesday November 19th I will be giving a talk on the Moravian workbench hosted by Triangle Woodworkers Association at their monthly meeting.¬† It will be about an hour long presentation covering the history, construction and what is makes it special (at least to me!). The meeting will be held at Kingspor's Woodworking Shop¬†107 Edinburgh S... Continue Reading →

Herman Has Arrived

Most of the workbenches we have built in the past three French Oak Roubo Project builds I do not get to see in there completely finished forms. When the builds have concluded the benches leave at about 95% completion but without the final touches that you can it call done. Horace Gordon of Florida who... Continue Reading →

Third Time’s a Charm

This past Friday was the wrap up of the third French Oak Roubo Project in Barnesville GA. Some of the Guys had came in early to start prepping the massive pieces of French oak, so on Monday we were ahead of schedule from the get go. For myself at least, this build seemed to progress... Continue Reading →

French Oak Roubo Project III

This week we started the third FORP build in Barnesville GA. Hosted by Benchcrafted and Wyatt Childs Inc. We have had a wonderful couple of days so far and progressing much faster than the erlier two builds. Below are a few photos of the build. Sorry I don't have more, I am tired and calling... Continue Reading →

Curvy Bow Saw (with a story)

Earlier this month I taught a Moravian workbench class at Roy Underhill's Woodwright's School in Pittsboro NC. Unique things tend to be attracted to Roy, this trip an interesting find had shown up once again. A box of tools and a day book/diary belonging to a joiner working in Lexington Virginia dating from just after... Continue Reading →

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