• Hand tools and craftsmanship

    Hundreds of years ago all furniture was made with hand tools.   As time progressed the early woodworking machines were used primarily for the larger tasks of milling wood.   Creating furniture used … Continue Reading…

    Hand tools and craftsmanship
  • Big Green Egg Table

    In 2009 we became the proud owners of a Big Green Egg.   This original ceramic barbecue grill and slow smoker.   We purchased a "large" unit. All of the BGE retailers sell various style of table … Continue Reading…

    Big Green Egg Table
  • Church Sound Baffles

    The technical team ( sound guys ) asked me to create some sound baffles for the horn section in our orchestra. They had purchases the baffles with cloth covering, so I just had to design something … Continue Reading…

    Church Sound Baffles
  • Box 1

    This was my first box.  The top is figured cherry.  The remainder of the box is quarter sawn cherry.  The hinges are Brusso brass 90 degree hinges. SOLD … Continue Reading…

    Box 1
  • Matthew’s Box

    This is a box created for my grandson, Matthew.   Kids love boxes to keep stuff.   As they grow older,  the things in the box will change. The box is from selected curly maple with box joint … Continue Reading…

    Matthew’s Box

Doll House Furniture – Building a bed

My daughter calls on December 10th.  “Dad, Molly is getting a castle ( doll house size ) for Christmas.   She needs some furniture !”. Having no idea how to approach building doll house furniture, I start exploring the internet.   I really did not find much.  I found one 20 year old book on […]


Cutting Board Class – Woodcraft Atlanta November 2014

Our Local Woodcraft store ( Atlanta ) has a great line up of classes.   Their lead instructor for 12 years, Al Trevillyan is retiring for the second time.   So there were opening for new instructors.   I inquired and was offered the Cutting Board class.   I gladly accepted.   So I monitored […]


Hand Saw – My $20 ebay Disston D8

I am pushing slowly towards hand tools.   I really wanted two cross cut handsaws.   So I have been reading and asking questions on my favorite forum  WoodNet.net.   This thread was very helpful from the great woodworkers on the forum. So while looking at saws on ebay  I found this saw.  There were […]