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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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 […]
Tapered Sliding Dovetails – 7 Drawer Dresser Project Continued
Read all about Frank’s dresser project progress. Now that I have the whole dresser glued up, which by the way was a challenge! I glued up most of it with the help of my 9-year-old and then just in time, Jonathan Schwennesen came by the shop and offered me a hand to put some of […]
Logs to Lumber Step by Step. Yes you can!
I know all of you may be getting tired of this, but every time I go through this process I say to myself “This really is amazing, that you can just start with a log and a few tools and make lumber”. So I am going to show you step by step. I am making […]
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 […]
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 […]
“Roses”, Finished Federal Hall Table
As promised here are some photos of my recently finished hall table. When I posted inlaying the bellflowers, I had planned to take ongoing photos of the progress and write several blog articles along the way, but my time has been so consumed with the making of this piece, that I haven’t been able to take […]
A Great Dining Chair Class Completed!
Well we just finished up another great advanced furniture class. Although it was hot outside we kept the A/C cranking and everyone had a great time. Especially at 3:00 when we took our afternoon ice cream break at the Café. For those that have never been to our shop, our Homestead Café is a stone’s […]
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 […]