Two Day Shaker Table: Build Process

Two Day Shaker Table: Build Process

I struck out to make a small shaker-style table in one day.  Well, it took two – at least in terms of hours.  The following is the breakdown of time with some in-process shots.  I’d love to hear back where I could improve either time or craftsmanship or what you think about the project! Pick Boards and Rough Cut Parts 1 hour Mill Parts to Final Dimension 2.5 hours Cut Joinery 45 minutes Taper Legs 30 minutes Top Design,... 


Wood Expo 2012: Favorite Wood

Wood Expo 2012: Favorite Wood

I hung out today at the Wood Expo 2012 and got to see some old friends and meet some new ones.  The Wood Expo is held in the New England Home Show venue and features many unbelievable furniture makers from the region.  We’re graciously hosted by Rough Cut‘s own Tommy Mac and Woodcraft.  The goal is to have the makers meet buyers to interact and educate. I got some quick video of some of the fine makers today, for your enjoyment.  Read More →


Get Woodworking: Teach the Kids

Get Woodworking: Teach the Kids

Kids love woodworking.  As Wilber Pan recently wrote all you need is to hand  a kid a tool, a piece of wood and watch them have a blast.  I recently carved out a space in my shop for the kids, hung their tools on the wall and made some workbenches.  The last 2 days they have played for over an hour in there, basically by themselves, each at their own bench – practicing cutting, painting, clamping, whatever.  It’s awesome.  Get your... 


SCM Saw Dust Collection

SCM Saw Dust Collection

It’s been 3+ years of this machine spewing dust all over my shop.  Time to put that to an end! Most of the machines in my shop have good dust collection going for them – but the Dewalt SCMS was not one of them.  And this thing not only creates a lot of dust, the 12″ spinning blade spews that dust all over the shop.  I finally decided (and I had the time) to create a dust shroud and hook it up to my dust collector. I took a lot...