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  1. Oak poker chip display tray and storage box

    8 years ago, I build this for my brother. This was my first attempt at wood joinery using box joints. Every joint was created with hand tools. This project was really the beginning of my love for traditional woodworking and hand tool work. If you like this project please check out my recent...
  2. Thin Quartersawn White Oak Side Table

    This is a table I designed and is loosely based on some of my other projects, plus some input from my mother, whom the table was made for. I designed the drawer to be hidden when closed. The ledge underneath the front of the drawer allows ease of pulling it out. It's a pretty shallow drawer, but...
  3. John's Armoire

    This project has been brewing in my mind for quite some time now. It is my own design and personal project that I was able to build between a few paying commissions. Although I've always liked the looks of an armoire, most seem to have a huge, monolithic appearance so with my design that has...
  4. bathroom shelf

    Built in and for my apartament! I don't really know what wood it is… so I call it exotic hardwood. It is not so exotic though. The only species of hardwood that I found the departament store. The wood is extremely hard, heavy, and blunting! A curve was made using a spokeshave. Finished with 4...
  5. CNC Woodworking
    I don't have a CNC machine for woodworking, but have used such in heavy industry applications-previous life I consulted to major corporations on CAD/CAM. The question I pose does CNC take the craft and fun out of woodworking or is it yet another tool in a woodworkers box? I know that which...
  6. Jigs & Fixtures
    As I have followed various threads on this site I have observed a renewed interest in traditional woodworking methods, as many of you are discovering the pleasure and advantages of using hand tools. Unfortunately, traditional woodworking is not as simple as flipping off the switch to that power...
  7. Woodworking Skill Share
    Hello! I'm new to the group. My family and I visited Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia this summer, and I fell in love with the cabinet shop there. I would like to get into that kind of woodworking, but have no idea how to start. Any direction would be appreciated.
  8. Blogs
    Darn this is heavy . First off I want to thank all the wonderful supportative people checking out my work . You folks are the ones that made me decide to share my thoughts and projects . That and I realized not many people do my style of crazy projects . There are some and some of them are way...
  9. Blogs
    Introduction to Joshua's 10 Steps Have you ever wanted to feel the ancient satisfaction of building beautiful wood furniture by hand? Like your great grandfather built? Have you felt a longing to be connected with your ancestors by common work? Do you want to build a legacy that you can be...
  10. Blogs
    Precursor and laminating the body Intro- I've been using a lot of wooden planes recently and have really come to enjoy their lightness and the feel of wood sliding on wood. Obviously there are a ton of vintage woodies out there; however, I quite enjoy making my own versions of them. They are...
  11. Blogs
    Part I: Introduction I am excited to build a treadle lathe. I recently began milling some rough sawn oak to use as the frame and I have assembled the needed hardware to make a functional lathe. I am using multiple sources in this project as reference material. I have listed the reference...
  12. Blogs
    How to Woodwork in the Dark? What happens to modern woodworkers if their power goes out? Most power tool woodworkers will have to twiddle their thumbs next to a plastic flashlight. But not traditional woodworkers! Last night a Virginia storm knocked out our electricity, but I didn't have to...
  13. Blogs
    How to Make a Wooden Straight Edge for Woodworking In the above video I show a simple tutorial on how to make a wooden straight edge for traditional woodworking. A straight edge is an essential measuring tool used when flattening & straightening your boards, and a perfect beginner's...
  14. Blogs
    Shaker Style Cupboard Using Only Hand Tools I made this shaker style country cupboard using only hand tools. It has been a while since i did some traditional woodworking and wanted to improve my hand tool skills.This is also the first big project with my new workbench and was a good way to put...
  15. Blogs
    Timber framed pergola scale model part II of II In this video, I complete the scale model. The model will be very helpful when I begin building the pergola and cutting the joinery. You can see the finished project in the video below! Thanks for watching!
  16. Blogs
    Drawbored Mortise and Tenon Tutorial Drawboring has been used in timber frame construction and traditional woodworking since the earliest wooden buildings were built. It is a method of tightening up the mortise and tenon joint and preventing loosening over time. It generally will outlast a glue...
  17. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    Friends: Your help needed. I've wanted a bandsaw for a while, but have held off because I want something big to do resawing. I'm planning on building one, however… We are having a neighborhood garage sale today. My neighbor from two houses down has been holding out on me…check this out...
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