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  1. May Shaker Bench

    I sold this bench over the internet to clients in New York. They did a google search for Shaker Benches, found my site, and found my benches. This is the most popular piece that I have in my portfolio and I have sold several of them. The wood is curly cherry and even the back of the bench...
  2. Coffee Shop Dining Tables - A Refinishing Project

    The first 3 photos show the refinishing completed. The last 3 photos show the tables in their faded and worn condition. This is a refinishing project for a local coffee shop. The tables are a little over 5 years old and they sit in a coffee shop with floor to ceiling windows around the dining...
  3. Fireplace Surround

    This is a project for some clients. They live in the historic district in Billings, MT. They have a beautiful old home built in the late 1920's so it has a very Arts & Crafts feel. The old fireplace had an ancient gas burner and the clients purchased a new gas insert fireplace. The overall...
  4. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    I am looking into getting a router that will support 1/2" shank bits. I saw this ad today and am curious what others think. There are 66 router bits for $104 bucks plus shipping. This seems dirt cheap. Am throwing good money at cheap bits or are these decent inexpensive bits...
  5. Blogs
    Neck Deep in Woodworking... Shop Update- Fellow LJ member Brian Havens flew out from his home in California Tuesday night to help me build a Shaker Bench for Charity. I think he may have questioned this decision as he arrived here in Billings at 11pm and the temperature was -3°. SNAP...
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    Design Thoughts on a Shaker Inspired Bench Video Re-edit I am not attempting to milk this out, but I was very unsatisfied with my edit job on the first release so I worked it over again. This version is actually 9 seconds shorter but I have added a handful of still images for close-ups to show...
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    Wood Magazine and American Craftsman Workshop The latest issue of Wood Magazine (Issue 192-Sept 2009) is just hitting the mailboxes and will soon be at the bookstores and magazine racks. On the cover is Norm Abram, but on page three, listed in the index is a mention for my joint testing video...
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    Showing With The Rogue Gallery Going Rogue! One of the things that I highly encourage woodworkers to do is to show their work publicly at any level that they can. It is a great opportunity for growth as an artist and business person on so many levels. I recently had an opportunity to share my...
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    Grandkids In The Workshop A Gathering Place For The Grandkids The shop is becoming a regular gathering place for the grandkids when they visit. I always go through the emotions and thoughts of, "Not now - I have to get this project done." But once again, I relent and tell the kids, "You know...
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    Coming Soon - Instructional DVD Review Learn To Build Maloof Style Furniture Many woodworkers have long desired to learn the secrets of building a Maloof style rocking chair or other furniture that carried the sensous lines that he made so famous. Scott Morrison is a very successful furniture...
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    Discount on Instructional DVDs For Maloof Inspired Furniture Sharing A Good Deal! Hey guys, I wanted to give you a heads up on a discount offer from Scott Morrison~Fine Woodwoodworker. I got a couple of instructional DVD's from Scott and I liked them so I wrote up a review. While writing it...
  12. Blogs
    The Latest Update From The American Craftsman Workshop Finally! Well guys, I am finally getting my schedule and projects under control. But I am still busy working 7 days a week to catch up. For the last couple of weeks I have been knocking off work between 10 and 10:30pm. Working from 7am to...
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    Update on Instructional DVD's Discount UPDATE ON DISCOUNT Scott Morrison informed me that the PayPal discount field was experiencing some problems. To get the 15% discount at this time, the buyer will have to pay the full price upfront, but just email him with the information of the...
  14. Blogs
    Woodworking Skills In The Real World Woodworkers Want To Know Woodworkers often ask me how to make a living out of the shop. This is a short question that requires a long answer. Here, I will give some context of how woodworking skills apply to the real world using my experience as one...
  15. Blogs
    Reinforced Mounting Lid For The Dust Deputy Since I did the Dust Deputy Review in Episode 27, I have been getting questions and have decided to answer them publicly with a video so everyone may benefit from the answers. In this video I show how I reinforced the 5 gallon bucket lid that I mount...
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    An American Craftsman Video This is pretty exciting, I am posting my first video. I have a lot to figure out but I have to start somewhere so here it is. Please let me know if there any problems. This video is hosted over at Flickr because I already have an account there. Thanks everyone-...
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    Exposure in Thrillist.com A Web Of Connections You never know the connections that might be made from being in a show, exhibition, or getting published. It seems like it is never is a straight line in arriving to that point nor where you may go from there. It is more like a spider web of...
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    Interview with Eric Gorges, Host of A Craftsman's Legacy There is a new series on PBS that focuses on the American craftsman and how they make a living with their hands titled "A Craftsman's Legacy.". In this video I talk to Eric Gorges, who is the host of the show. Eric gives us some insight...
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