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  1. Norm Abrams Pencil Post Bed

    Completed July 1991. Watch this video to view my master bedroom which seven pieces of furniture that I've built over the years. This bed was a project in one of Norm Abram's books. Being the ever-precise woodworker, I built it tight to my previous box spring. When I upgraded to a...
  2. Pencil Post Bed

    This project holds special meaning for me as it is a wedding present for my oldest child; my daughter, Chelsea. I made a cradle for her when she was born and as she transitions into to this new time in her life, I thought a bed was a fitting gift. I built what is commonly referred to as a pencil...
  3. Pencil-post settle

    Though I've still the upholstery and cushion frame to install, the settle is mostly finished. Quartersawn white oak with cocobolo finals and ebony inlay. Both exotic species, to tell the truth, were added to disguise "issues", but don't tell anyone. I'm glad the mistakes occurred because...
  4. Jigs & Fixtures
    So I've been looking for a good mortising jig for building six dining chairs. Each chair has about 20 mortises and I want to finish them before I'm 100 years old (I am 42), so I needed something fast and accurate. I found the Mortise Pal online, but I am apparently a few years too late because...
  5. Wood & Lumber
    I just noticed in the Fleet Farm ad that came with the Mpls. Star and Tribune this weekend that they are now carrying rough sawn lumber in oak, cherry, walnut, maple, etc. Has anyone had a chance to check out the quallity of their lumber?
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