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Design Elements of Arts & Crafts Furniture: Offset Surfaces

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 8:56am
Furniture from the American Arts & Crafts period is often misunderstood and misinterpreted. Many woodworkers assume that the deliberate lack of ornament means it is easy to build. One often overlooked feature is the visual effect of parallel surfaces that … Continue reading
Categories: General Woodworking

Your Thoughts on Online SketchUp Training (and mine)

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 10:48am
In the almost 10 years that I’ve been teaching people how to 3D model with SketchUp, I’ve learned a lot about the many ways different people learn. Each of us is a little different in the way our brains absorb … Continue reading
Categories: General Woodworking

Secrets to Long Miter Joints

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 4:52pm
The average woodworker doesn’t always use the best looking method to join two pieces of wood – he or she is happy just to get the face frame stuck to the cabinet side. That’s why these folks are “average”. The … Continue reading
Categories: General Woodworking

Stickley Bridal Chest Class – Mixed Materials

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 7:43am
I’m a stickler for getting the history of Craftsman furniture correct. Too much has been written about the people, dates, responsibilities and relationships of the original makers and designers that doesn’t hold up to scrutiny. And a lot of these … Continue reading
Categories: General Woodworking

Hardcover Edition – Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 12:25pm
One way to judge the merit of an idea is to see how long the results of that idea stay around. A long time ago I thought it would be a good idea if somebody published a book of measured … Continue reading
Categories: General Woodworking

SketchUp Class May 6 & 7, 2017 – Pittsburgh Area

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 3:53pm
It’s now official! The class scheduled for May 6 & 7 in Pittsburgh, PA is set to go. There are still a limited number of spaces available, so if you’re ready to learn how to make 3D models with SketchUp, … Continue reading
Categories: General Woodworking

Stickley Bookcase Class Results

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 5:03pm
Last fall I spent a week at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking near Indianapolis, Indiana, leading a group of woodworkers in the construction of reproductions of the iconic Gustav Stickley/Harvey Ellis No. 700 Bookcase. Marc Adams’ classes are always … Continue reading
Categories: General Woodworking

Case Joints in SketchUp – Easy in 2017 Pro

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 2:53pm
How far do you go with details in a SketchUp model? That’s a common question and the answer depends on what you’re making the model for versus how much time it will take to add the details. In my work, … Continue reading
Categories: General Woodworking

SketchUp Classes For 2017

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 8:31am
SCROLL DOWN FOR LIST OF AVAILABLE CLASSES Who needs to learn SketchUp? In my way of thinking everybody, or at least everybody who is involved with making things. I was trained to produce detailed drawings on a drafting board, then … Continue reading
Categories: General Woodworking

SketchUp Woodworking Class-Pittsburgh Area-May 6 & 7, 2017

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 3:04pm
Thanks to the organizing efforts of one of my readers I will be teaching a two-day SketchUp Woodworking class this May 6-7, 2017 in the Pittsburgh, PA area. This class will focus on woodworking, but the 3D modeling techniques you … Continue reading
Categories: General Woodworking

SketchUp Class-March 18, 19, 2017-Cincinnati Area

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 10:31am
I will be teaching a two-day SketchUp class on March 18 & 19, 2017, at the Golden Lamb Inn in Lebanon, Ohio. This two-day class (Saturday and Sunday) will cover how to use SketchUp to design, plan and problem solve … Continue reading
Categories: General Woodworking