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What a Class at MASW is Like – A Students Perspective

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 10:06am
I don’t teach woodworking classes very often, although I usually say yes when someone asks me to. The picture at left is from a series of blog posts written by one of the guys in my most recent class at Continue reading →
Categories: General Woodworking

Philadelphia SketchUp Class — November 11-12

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 7:50am
There are still seats available in my upcoming SketchUp class at the Philadelphia Furniture Workshop, November 11 & 12, 2017. This is the last live class I have scheduled for this year, and a rare appearance for me in the Continue reading →
Categories: General Woodworking

SketchUp Makes Good Woodworkers Better Woodworkers

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 10:52am
The most important skill in woodworking isn’t what you might think it is. It isn’t the ability to master a specific tool or technique. The things that look impossible become approachable, and picking up new tools and methods isn’t a Continue reading →
Categories: General Woodworking

Adventures in Teaching a Woodworking Class

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:10am
Last week I was at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking teaching a dozen woodworkers how to make a chair. Usually when I teach I write about the class ahead of time, but this was different from the norm. I Continue reading →
Categories: General Woodworking

Woodworkers — Do You Practice?

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 9:59am
One of the ways to improve your woodworking skills has more to do with your mindset than your skill set. If you aren’t willing to do things you’ve never done before you won’t improve. That’s a simple concept, but it Continue reading →
Categories: General Woodworking

Why Every Woodworker Needs to Know SketchUp

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 8:59am
I’ve been making stuff from wood for more than 40 years and I do better work now than I used to. (If you’re curious about my woodworking, you can find photos going way back at this link.) I’m not one Continue reading →
Categories: General Woodworking

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