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Do You Really Need to Measure Diagonals?

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 10:32am
I was one of those kids who continually asked “why?” and I’ve never outgrown that. My mother taught me how to look things up and my dad, a card-carrying chemical engineer,  taught me to weigh the results of anything I Continue reading →
Categories: General Woodworking

Stickley Poppy Table – Art and Engineering

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 12:56pm
Before Gustav Stickley became “The Craftsman” he manufactured furniture in upstate New York. After twenty-some years in the business, he took a trip to Europe, where the Arts & Crafts movement was popular in England and L’art Nouveau was a Continue reading →
Categories: General Woodworking

Simple and Accurate Dado Router Jig

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 9:39am
The dado joint, a channel cut in one piece of wood that holds another piece of wood, is one of the bread and butter joints in woodworking. It isn’t as charming as a dovetail joint, or as manly as a Continue reading →
Categories: General Woodworking

The Importance of Ignoring Cutting Diagrams

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 9:27am
Early in my career I was told by the man who hired me “we’ll teach you to think like a cabinetmaker”. Apparently that worked, and since I’ve transitioned from full time woodworking to writing about woodworking, I feel compelled to Continue reading →
Categories: General Woodworking

SketchUp Class Philadelphia Furniture Workshop – Nov. 11-12, 2017

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 8:40am
I’m delighted to announce a SketchUp Class to be held the weekend of November 11-12, 2017 at the Philadelphia Furniture Workshop in Philadelphia, PA. You can get detailed information and register for this class at the PFW website. While this Continue reading →
Categories: General Woodworking

My Favorite Medicine Cabinet

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 7:52am
I will be teaching a class in building this cabinet on August 26 & 27, 2017 at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking. Click Here for details. Along with an appreciation for good design, I’m also fond of the stories Continue reading →
Categories: General Woodworking

This Old Workshop Podcast

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 6:13am
Last night I spent a pleasant hour chatting with Lance Granum and Dave Damsen of the “This Old Workshop” Podcast. We talked about how SketchUp makes woodworking better (and why I’m convinced every woodworker should learn it), the 21st Century Continue reading →
Categories: General Woodworking

Philosophy of Craftsman Furniture

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 6:26am
  It is like hoisting a danger signal to speak out loud to Mr. Stickley of ornament, yet all people do not know this. “It is very grand,” said one visitor, “but have you no ornament, carving or draperies in Continue reading →
Categories: General Woodworking

Enhanced PDF Books in Windows 10

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 10:34am
When “Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp” was first published in 2010, it was the first book of any kind about using SketchUp specifically for woodworking. It was also my first publication in PDF format with embedded videos. It was sometimes a Continue reading →
Categories: General Woodworking

Update on Online SketchUp Classes

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 5:51pm
About two months ago I floated the idea of offering online SketchUp classes and about one month ago I held some live practice sessions. It’s a simple idea; I can connect with students online, they can see my screen, I Continue reading →
Categories: General Woodworking

Marc Adams July 22-23 SketchUp Class

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 9:53am
Space Available MASW July 22-23 SketchUp Class There are still a few seats available in the two-day SketchUp class I will be teaching on the weekend of July 22-23, 2017 at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking in Franklin, Indiana. Continue reading →
Categories: General Woodworking

Special Price for Kitchen Remodel Resources

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 9:13am
Special Price on two books “The Complete Kitchen Cabinetmaker” and “SketchUp for Kitchen Design” scroll down to purchase. If you’re considering remodeling your kitchen, you’re not alone. It’s a great way to make your home more enjoyable, and a new Continue reading →
Categories: General Woodworking

Special Price for Kitchen Remodel Resources

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 9:13am
Special Price on two books “The Complete Kitchen Cabinetmaker” and “SketchUp for Kitchen Design” scroll down to purchase. If you’re considering remodeling your kitchen, you’re not alone. It’s a great way to make your home more enjoyable, and a new … Continue reading
Categories: General Woodworking

Online SketchUp Training-Free Practice Sessions

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 6:34am
UPDATE-Wednesday June 21: Last night’s session went well. There are still a few spots available for Saturday morning. Contact me by e-mail to reserve your spot. I’m getting closer to offering a series of live online classes for using SketchUp Continue reading →
Categories: General Woodworking

Online SketchUp Training-Free Practice Sessions

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 6:34am
I’m getting closer to offering a series of live online classes for using SketchUp in a variety of situations. Before I do that, I want to test the online platform and I could use your help. I have two sessions … Continue reading
Categories: General Woodworking

SketchUp Class At Marc Adams, July 22-23, 2017

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 3:51am
One of my favorite weekends of the year is teaching SketchUp at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking in Indiana. There are still a few spots available in this years class on the weekend of July 22 & 23. Complete Continue reading →
Categories: General Woodworking

SketchUp Class At Marc Adams, July 22-23, 2017

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 3:51am
One of my favorite weekends of the year is teaching SketchUp at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking in Indiana. There are still a few spots available in this years class on the weekend of July 22 & 23. Complete … Continue reading
Categories: General Woodworking

Online SketchUp Individual Tutoring

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 9:20am
Teaching yourself how to use computer software is possible, (that’s how I learned to use SketchUp) but the drawback is you suffer for a while with an ignorant teacher (I know I did). The problem is you don’t know what Continue reading →
Categories: General Woodworking

Online SketchUp Individual Tutoring

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 9:20am
Teaching yourself how to use computer software is possible, (that’s how I learned to use SketchUp) but the drawback is you suffer for a while with an ignorant teacher (I know I did). The problem is you don’t know what … Continue reading
Categories: General Woodworking

New Way to Grab SketchUp Wood Textures

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 5:03pm
The good folks at SketchUp recently tweaked the features of the 3D Warehouse and it is now possible to “borrow” materials or components from a warehouse model without downloading the entire model. In this example I have a model of a Continue reading →
Categories: General Woodworking

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