Category Archives: Woodworking tools and equipment

The New (Temporary) Workshop

It’s a bit of a drive from the ranch where I live and work Continue reading

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A Short Intro and Three Chests

I want to express my hearfelt thanks to those who pledged their hard-earned funds to my workshop project on Kickstarter. Continue reading

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The Holtzapffel Lathe in use

I truly loved that kind of work. The challenges were downright stimulating and the rewards for getting the work done were immense. Continue reading

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The Restoration of a Holtzapfell Ornamental Lathe

I had a set of John Jacob Holtzapffel’s books right beside my workbench, in the loft above our heads. And right there on the shop floor, in many, many pieces, was the lathe itself. “Can we keep it?” Continue reading

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A Snakefoot Tilt-Top Tea Table

This piece was built with Canadian Rock Maple, a very hard, close-grained wood, and finished “Bright” Continue reading

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I saw this piece in an old book…

I enjoy looking through books of old furniture. I know, I’m wierd; you don’t have to tell me. In one of those books I saw this Shaker style bench and decided to build it. Continue reading

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