Food Safe Finishes for Wood

Happy New Year everyone! 2020 is so far looking to be a wonderful year. I recently started working out what the best food-safe finishes would be for my wooden utensils. I want to get them not only to feel good, but to look as good as they feel, and to hold that finish while in […]

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Finishing with Tung Oil

It seems to be winter again here for a few days. No, it didn’t snow like this here, but I did take the picture, and I was chilly so I thought it might be fitting. I receive a lot of questions on finishing wood, so I thought I’d try to give a few pointers for […]

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Big Mesquite Table

For those who have been asking, here’s an update on my big Mesquite Table. I now have the 8 slabs glued together and most of the epoxy filling done. This first picture shows one of the boards while I was working the face flat. Several of the boards had a slight twist, and in order […]

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Blanket Chest Class

It’s been a little while, and I thought I’d update you all. We had a wonderful class this past week, three wonderful students, lots of sawing, chiseling, planing and scraping. We did two chests in Cherry and one in Walnut. I thought I’d show some of the dovetails, all cut by hand. It does take […]

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Mesquite Table progress

Hello All, It’s been a little while since I’ve posted anything. We just had a really great Thanksgiving Fair. We so enjoy sharing it with you all, and I want to extend a big thank you to all who attended, both for your friendship and your support. We had just over 23,000 guests in 2 […]

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Mesquite Conference Table

This one is not really a class, but I thought I’d show some pictures of my current project. I’m making a mesquite conference table, roughly 6 feet wide and 22 feet long! It will have live edges and a trestle style base. The main difficulty I have on this piece is the logistics of moving […]

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4 Drawer Dresser Class

This week and last, we have had a 4 drawer dresser class going on, and I was thinking about dovetails. These tails are all hand cut, and each drawer is a different size. 🙂 It’s certainly a challenge, but why else would someone want to do them? The drawer sides are Maple and the drawer […]

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