Australian Wood Review #74 (March 2012)

My most recent woodworking article (which I co-wrote with Charles Mak) is featured in issue #74 (March 2012) of Australian Wood Review (AWR). Our article shows how to build a folding ladder that Charles designed and I built.  The ladder does not fold the way that you would expect - the rungs have pivot points at the … Continue reading Australian Wood Review #74 (March 2012)

Christy Oates – Crab Desk

Artist Name:  Christy Oates Title:  Crab Desk Details:  circa 2009  -  Plywood, maple veneer, steel hinges, acrylic paint, wood dyes Flat:  48"W x 35"H x 1-1/4"T Opened:  48"L x 14"W x 35"H (Desk) and 13"L x 13"W x 17-1/2"H (Stool) Why It's Notable: This piece merges wall art with furniture and takes collapsible furniture to … Continue reading Christy Oates – Crab Desk

Custom Knife Scales

I like folding knives.  I am always on the lookout for folding knives from which I can easily strip the aluminum scales and replace them with pretty wooden ones. I particularly like the type with a frame lock where one side of the metal frame is bent inwards and upon opening the blade, it engages … Continue reading Custom Knife Scales