Week Six of #Woodchat’s Picture Inspiration!

Start with a sketch, but make it quick. There’s real work to be done. - Stefan Hartwing (This quote has been added to my page Quotables, where you'll find many more interesting quotes.) For the past five weeks at #Woodchat on Air, we have been playing our new design game called #Woodchat's Picture Inspiration. We looked … Continue reading Week Six of #Woodchat’s Picture Inspiration!

Design Blogs Provide Inspiration

Reminder: tomorrow is the last day to vote for your favourite shop stools! If you follow my Twitter or Pinterest account, you've seen some of the designs by other makers that intrigue or inspire me. Most of these come from the following design blogs. Among these sites, there is a considerable volume of pictures and … Continue reading Design Blogs Provide Inspiration

Live Builds Show that Woodworking is Not Without Hiccups

Did you build a shop stool this weekend? Remember to e-mail it to me following the guidelines. I will send you an e-mail to confirm that I've received your submission. Saturday, as I built my shop stool, I monitored the other builds being documented on Twitter. I have gathered some of my favourite tweets and … Continue reading Live Builds Show that Woodworking is Not Without Hiccups

Shop Stool Build-Off Participants

The Shop Stool Build-Off starts this Saturday! These are the people who have registered for the Shop Stool Build-Off, and the websites where they intend to share their progress are linked to the best of my ability. Registrants are sorted alphabetically by first name into two categories. 100% Committed: Alex Garcia http://planeandchisel.com/ Alex Leslie https://www.facebook.com/WonderwinoContinue reading Shop Stool Build-Off Participants

Can’t Get Enough Flair?

As a reader of my blog, you stay informed about what I am working on as well as gain insight into the way I work.  However, there is a lot that you don't see.  You miss the many challenges and decisions that I face on a daily basis.  These things have a lot to do … Continue reading Can’t Get Enough Flair?

Table in a Tree

Last weekend, I met with some of my fellow Artwalk participants and showed them the yellow cedar chair that I'd built to hang in the tree outside The Bistro Gallery where I will be showing my work. They loved the concept and encouraged me to make another piece for a second tree.  So, that's what … Continue reading Table in a Tree

Chair in a Tree

Saturday was a full day in the shop.  After breakfast, I went down to the shop and built 90% of a chair which will be installed up in a tree.  (In case you missed it, here's the back story.) I documented my progress live on Twitter using hashtag #FlairWW (follow me @FlairWoodworks) which was useful because each update … Continue reading Chair in a Tree

#Woodchat Discusses Furniture Shows

Ten months ago, my co-host Matt Gradwohl and I retooled the weekly Twitter chat known as #Woodchat and added a video component to include more content.  Last Wednesday, we talked with our guest Eli Cleveland of The Furniture Project about how to show work in a furniture show. We had a lot of questions for Eli and he … Continue reading #Woodchat Discusses Furniture Shows

Maple Trestle Table, Session 11 – Straight Lines on Wonky Surfaces

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 11 – Straight Lines on Wonky Surfaces

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