Can Good Tools Make You a Better Woodworker?

I am sure that most woodworkers appreciate good tools, and while fine tools may enable one to do better quality work than crude tools, a high quality tool will in no way compensate for a lack of skill or care. However, a good tool can certainly inspire the user to do their best work, and I … Continue reading Can Good Tools Make You a Better Woodworker?

Published in February/March 2019 Issue of Canadian Woodworking & Home Improvement Magazine

I have not one, but two articles published in the latest issue of Canadian Woodworking & Home Improvement! Turn to page 28 for the cover story, Learn to Work With Live-Edge Material for my advice on sourcing and building with live-edge wood. Live-edge material has grown increasingly popular in recent years. It has a very unique look, … Continue reading Published in February/March 2019 Issue of Canadian Woodworking & Home Improvement Magazine

Building Without a Plan

I am continuing to work through back issues of the magazine Woodwork and found this quote which I like: What I enjoy about my work is that because there's no sketch, you feel much freer about experimenting with where something might go, or how the thing might look. Michael Cooper in Hardly Davidson by David Colman, issue #49, page … Continue reading Building Without a Plan

Power Tools vs. Hand Tools, and When Can You Modify the Design?

I am continuing to work my way forwards through back issues of the since discontinued magazine Woodwork. If you are proficient with the tools at your disposal, the decision to use either hand tools or power tools can be based on pleasure or efficiency. I use a combination of hand and power tools, and my choice … Continue reading Power Tools vs. Hand Tools, and When Can You Modify the Design?

More Quotes from Woodwork Magazine

I am continuing to work my way forwards through back issues of the since discontinued magazine Woodwork. There is some truly fascinating content in these old issues, and one article that comes to mind is Georges Vaufrey's Wizardly Woodshop. The article describes the processes used by the French company that specializes in producing high quality, precision woodturnings … Continue reading More Quotes from Woodwork Magazine

Featured by Canadian Woodworking Woodworking Magazine

I am featured in Canadian Woodworking Magazine's June/July issue! Pick up your copy today, get a digital subscription online, or preview the issue on the magazine's website. The magazine also produced an accompanying slideshow. Watch it here.

My First Commission Was Also One of My Favourites

My first commission, in 2008, was a 12-foot long bubinga table which later became known as Flow.  It was a part of a backyard renovation in Arizona which was recently featured in a Phoenix Home & Garden article. The extensive and elaborate project was led by 2012 Master of the Southwest Morgan Holt of EarthArt Landscape & … Continue reading My First Commission Was Also One of My Favourites

Furniture & Cabinetmaking #210 (October 2013)

My latest magazine article, Reading the Grain, was published in the October 2013 issue of United Kingdom's Furniture & Cabinetmaking.  For this article, I teamed up with my friend, Charles Mak, (we first collaborated on an article published in the March 2012 issue of Australian Wood Review). The article starts by explaining different ways to tell the … Continue reading Furniture & Cabinetmaking #210 (October 2013)

News About Woodworking Magazines

The December/January issue of Canadian Woodworking & Home Improvement is now on newsstands.  If you've been following my blog for at least a year, one of the three pictures at the top of the cover should look familiar. On the Contents page, we see that I have an article, Make a Wooden Bow on page 16.  Also, … Continue reading News About Woodworking Magazines

New Quotes from “Woodwork”

The magazine simply titled Woodwork is by far my favourite.  The latest issue, #118 - Winter 2012, is on magazine stands now and I strongly recommend that you look for it.  (It is also available in the American Woodworker Online Bookstore.) Woodwork is a different magazine.  Instead of focusing on step-by-step projects, it showcases woodworkers … Continue reading New Quotes from “Woodwork”