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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. Modern Sofa Table

    Modern Sofa Table This table was built to be auctioned off at a local charity fundraiser to benefit the mentally and physically handicapped. It is built to the same dimensions as the Eco Sofa Table but I made some design element changes. The most obvious difference is that I dyed the bamboo...
  4. Kitchen Banquette with Table

    This banquette is made of a poplar frame and plywood panels. It has a toe-kick heater under the left half and two drawers, one 3 foot and one 4 foot long. Yes, those are very long drawers that make for lots of storage! The paint is Pittsburgh Manor Hall oil base. It flows out and self levels...
  5. 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...
  6. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    I received a 50s/60s era 6" jointer recently. after rehabbing the body somewhat and getting the bed moving again, I made the mistake of breaking the pressfit bearings on the blade shaft. I don't think I can get the big drum removed (I think it would have done something before this point if I...
  7. Blogs
    Just Behind My House I have had some incredible opportunities for projects in Ohio. In fact, almost all of my best work is in Ohio. I really owe all the thanks to my clients, the Coopers, for trusting in me and allowing me to run with my design ideas. It has often been asked of me, why don't I...
  8. Blogs
    Herman Miller Design and Production Video What I should be doing… is getting my shop in order because I got a truckload of wood and sheet goods from guy that was moving his shop. I have a built-in banquette to get going on in the shop now that the holidays and family mayhem are behind us (in a...
  9. Blogs
    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...
  10. Blogs
    American Craftsman and the DIY Studfinder Throwin' My Hat in the Ring… Hey everybody, I just entered the DIY Network Studfinder contest. I hope that everyone will check out my video, give me a vote and post a comment. I will need all that I can get! I have seen some of the personalities...
  11. Blogs
    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...
  12. Blogs
    The American Craftsman Workshop Update Sept '09 I hope that everyone had a good finish to the summer by spending quality time with the family over the long Labor Day weekend. My wife, Rita, and I went kayaking with friends on the Madison and Yellowstone Rivers here in Montana and we covered 17...
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    I Met LJ Member Dave Mitchell Tonight! LJ member Dave Mitchell and his wife stopped by tonight. Dave, also known as Splinters, lives in the far northwestern corner of Montana in West Glacier. That is at the western gate of Glacier National Park. He and his wife are traveling to the midwest...
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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...
  15. Blogs
    Guess Who Is In The Latest Issue of WOOD Magazine:) Check it out! The current issue of WOOD Magazine (May 2014, Issue 225) has a good article on designing projects and building prototypes. The article contains 6 points on the process of taking a project through the design and prototyping, to a...
  16. Blogs
    A Rough Day Shooting Video It Ain't Always Easy… I have been pretty anxious to get out more video, especially after all the effort I have invested in the infrastructure for creating better videos. Well things did not go smooth for this video. I started out by setting a record for the number...
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    My Favorite Glue Scraper Hey everybody! I have been very busy between working on my client's projects, squeezing in a project for another contractor, and rebuilding my website. As if that wasn't enough, I decided to shoot a video to share with you what my favorite tool is for scraping off...
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    Showing at the Museum of the Rockies Fine Woodworking Exhibition I was invited to show at a fine woodworking exhibition at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana. The show is currently going on now and running 3 months until Jan 27th. There is a total of 25 woodworking artists showing...
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