Stacked Veneer Experiment with a Shocking Lesson

You're probably aware that I like to incorporate a twist in my designs. For some time, I've had this idea to laminate a stack of veneer in a twisted manner, so each subsequent piece of veneer is rotated just a degree or two. I suspected that, due to the difference in appearance between long grain … Continue reading Stacked Veneer Experiment with a Shocking Lesson

Unforeseen Challenges

After a day of work at Lee Valley Tools, I came home and found myself in my shop with a bit of time. I had a simple project already started and only a little more work remained before assembly. I finished cutting the 6mm mortises with my Festool Domino Joiner and began the glue-up, which … Continue reading Unforeseen Challenges

Jumping out of a Plane

I am about to jump out of a plane. All the preparations have been made for my jump to go smoothly. Yet there's a chance 
That things could go horribly wrong. I don't feel ready
 And I don't think I ever will. I can only prepare so much. 
Then I have to take action. I   j … Continue reading Jumping out of a Plane

Maple Trestle Table, Session 22 – Fitting and Joining the Table Top

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 22 – Fitting and Joining the Table Top

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