A Trip Through a Log

Yesterday, my friend and lumber supplier, Dave Kilpatrick, brought over a piece of yew which he wanted made into trivets. I built a sled and crosscut a series of 1-1/4"-thick slices on my bandsaw. I took a series of photos as each slice was removed, which allowed you to see how the section of log … Continue reading A Trip Through a Log

Child’s Loft Bed, Session 1 – The Quest for Perfect Legs

My next project is a commissioned loft bed for a child.  It has a set of stairs up to the bed on one side and a slide down from the other side.  There will be drawers in the side of the stair case and the top will be draped with cloth to complete the canopy. … Continue reading Child’s Loft Bed, Session 1 – The Quest for Perfect Legs

Small Ash Side Table

At 11:45 am on Saturday, December 17, I decided that I would make a small table as a Christmas gift.  I documented my process live on Twitter and what you see below are the updates.  This was useful because each update had a time stamp so followers could see the rate at which I progressed. … Continue reading Small Ash Side Table

My Experience with Laguna Tools, Inc. and Canadian Woodworker Ltd.

This article is about my experience with Laguna Tools, Inc. and Canadian Woodworker Ltd. I did not receive anything in exchange for writing this article and nobody but my friend and editor Mike knew that I was writing this article. California-based Laguna Tools has been a hot-button topic in woodworking forums for as long as I can … Continue reading My Experience with Laguna Tools, Inc. and Canadian Woodworker Ltd.

Review of Laguna’s LT16-3000 Bandsaw

My workshop had only ever seen a 14" bandsaw but one month ago, I upgraded to an LT16-3000 from Laguna Tools Inc.  While setting up the saw, I ran into a few problems with the Chinese-made saw but once it was operational, it worked as I had expected.  (For the record, I believe that the overall quality … Continue reading Review of Laguna’s LT16-3000 Bandsaw

Food for Thought

For the past month or so, I've spent nearly every waking hour in my shop building a Dogwood dining room table for a friend (and sawyer) by the name of Dave Kilpatrick.  It totals a little more that 60 hours, but it feels like a whole lot longer.  It's still a lot of fun though … Continue reading Food for Thought