Archive | Furniture Making

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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Wedding Furniture

Well, it’s that time of year when the inside of our eyelids aren’t seen very often. We’ve had two weddings here in our community in the last two weeks, and as most of you know the close friends and family will build several pieces of furniture for the engaged couple before they are married. It’s […]

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Craftsman Rocker

  Well we survived another Craftsman Rocking Chair class! Now there are five more people who understand why quality furniture costs so much! We pushed hard the whole class so we wouldn’t have to leave at midnight on Saturday. I’ve been realizing how much the majority of people have absolutely no idea how much work […]

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Marking Gauge Versus Cutting Gauge

    This past week we had a fine keepsake box class and cut many dovetails. We used the cutting gauge for marking the depth of the pins and tails so I would like to take this opportunity to iron out any confusion there may be in regards to a cutting gauge versus a marking gauge. Obviously, a marking […]

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A Hall Table in Progress

  I recently mentioned in our June newsletter that I have had some time to work on a commission for a client. I have been working on a Federal style hall table, complete with multiple inlays. The past couple of weeks I have been working on the inlaid legs. I am learning quite a bit […]

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