Dear Friends, I hope the new year finds you all well and prospering in your woodworking endeavors. I know its been a while since you’ve heard from me on this blog. The past year has been a season of change for me, and it’s been difficult to find the time to write. I’m writing now […]
A very happy 2016 to all. It has been a long time since we dropped our tools and started typing, we would like to do more of it, but sometimes our woodworking just seems to get in the way. 2015 wrapped up on a busy note for the Heritage School of Woodworking. The annual Thanksgiving Fair […]
In this video, Frank goes over in detail the various features and functions of one the recent Roubo workbenches he completed for a client. Enjoy a close-up look at a beautiful piece of furniture, while also learning some of the many ways a workbench can be used to help the craftsman.
Tomorrow you will find me in Austin Texas at the new Woodcraft store, demonstrating woodworking unplugged! Friday and Saturday, June 12-13 will be the Grand opening event of the newest Woodcraft store in Austin Texas. I will be demoing as usual some of the different techniques that you can learn in many of our handtool classes. […]
I’ve been meaning to write about a couple Roubo workbenches that I just finished but Jameel over at Benchcrafted beat me to it! I am grateful for his kind words and for taking the time to write the blog and put up the pictures. Check out the latest blog entry by Benchcrafted. If you […]
Well, better late than never. I started writing this post while we were at Handworks over a week ago, then the crowds started pouring in and my internet signal went south so I never finished. So here it goes….. This past weekend was spent in Amana Iowa at one of the finest handtool events in […]
In this final installment, Frank visits the forge to pick up the replica’s of the original hinges and nails that the blacksmith has been working on. After installation, Frank coats the chest with a green milk paint that was similar to the original color. Frank then coats the entire chest with a coat of Linseed […]
The Handworks show is right around the corner. Are you coming? If not I would seriously consider it. I will say that this is going to be one of the best hand tool events in the country. All you have to do is go to Handworks website and check out everyone that is going […]
In this third part of the series, Frank recreates some original dovetailed trim using the same 19th century hand tools as the original craftsman would have.