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 →

Two Interesting Bench Builds

  Below are a couple of workbench builds worth checking out if you have not seen them. First one is a Moravian bench built from recycled materials a the raecreation blog. The second, an upscaled Moravian that is in progress from the Ken Hatch at the I'm a OK Guy blog. I think this is... Continue Reading →

Moravian Workbench FAQ’s

This is a post I probably should have done a long time ago. Since the article and the video on building the Moravian workbench came out I have gotten a lot of emails asking questions about the design. More often than not the questions are about design changes and "what if" type things. Below are... Continue Reading →

55 Drawer Hardware Cabinet

I have been getting requests to re-post this article, so here it is in all it's dadoed and rabbeted glory. If anyone actually builds this thing please send a picture and I will post it here. It would also be nice to know I and not the only one nutty enough to attempt it! Besides... Continue Reading →

It’s A Big One (part 2)

The new Lake Erie Toolworks 2X wooden vise screw is mounted and operational in the test bench. I have been using it a few days, here are some of my first impressions. Very Fast! 1" of travel per revolution. It has been a little awkward for me using the 2X; moving a twice the speed... Continue Reading →

Shaker Imperfection

Most times when you read anything written about Shaker furniture two words are almost always used to describe it, perfection and simplicity. In my opinion most Shaker pieces are neither. Over the past few years I have been able to get up close and personal with some of the most famous Shaker furniture and have... Continue Reading →

Cutting and Marking Gauges

Below is another one of the articles that used to be at WK Fine tools. This is one of my favorites. Not because it is a particularly good article, or contains any groundbreaking information, it isn't and doesn't. But because the gauges made in the article are still used almost daily. The cutting gauge in... Continue Reading →

It’s A Big One

Back in July Lake Erie Toolworks announced the upcoming release of a double turn wooden vise screw kit. The screw travels 1" per revolution. I immediately emailed Nick Dombrowski to get on the list. Yesterday it finally arrived. Below are a couple of photos of the beast. I will be installing this one on a... Continue Reading →

Ratcheting Parallel Guide

I have had many requests to re-post some of the articles that used to be at the former WK Fine Tools website. As time permits, I will continue to add those articles here. This one, on the ratcheting parallel guide has been the most requested. I apparently did not back up the photos for this... Continue Reading →

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