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

Maple Trestle Table, Session 10 – Curvy Legs are Always Good

On the morning of Sunday, April 15th, Morton and I exchanged ideas about trestle tables, spurred on by a recent sketch of a table on which he was working.  That got me yearning to build a trestle table. I documented my progress live on Twitter which was useful because each update had a time stamp so followers could … Continue reading Maple Trestle Table, Session 10 – Curvy Legs are Always Good

Wall Brackets for Hollow Chisel Mortiser

Yesterday, at 2:05 pm, I decided that I needed to get my benchtop mortiser off my bench.  I documented the process of building and mounting wall brackets 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 … Continue reading Wall Brackets for Hollow Chisel Mortiser

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