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Another step forward

Another step forward today. The panels for the front, back, and sides were sized and fit into place. So now you have a basic idea of what this thing is supposed to look like. I used 1/8″ birch plywood for … Continue reading

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Expanding on an idea

I really enjoyed making the piece called “Lost in the Woods” and it was a big hit with my readers. So I decided to expand on the idea. It all started with a small piece of maple that I received … Continue reading

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And then there were two

One less iron is in the fire and I have completed the second display stand. Yippee! The physical construction of this piece was the same as the last, but I made some minor changes in the “decorations.” I used about … Continue reading

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Irons in the fire

Sometimes you have too many irons in the fire and you can’t get any one of them finished, and sometimes you have so many ideas in your head that you feel overwhelmed and you don’t know where to start. Well……that’s … Continue reading

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Those finishing touches

It can be that little something that makes a piece go from “that’s good” to “wow!” And I think I knew once I completed the assembly of this piece what it needed for that wow factor. To color the piece, … Continue reading

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Standing idea

I have had pieces in gallery shows for the past couple of months, and at one of the galleries, they requested stands to put the pieces on. I didn’t have any stands or pedestals to offer, so I decided that … Continue reading

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Rescue plane

Here’s the situation; I was 300 hundred feet deep, surrounded by sharks, and dangerously low on air! ….. Wait a minute…. ohhh, sorry, wrong story. My bad. I had been given an old desk in order to save the lumber … Continue reading

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Book review: A Cabinetmaker’s Notebook

I recently finished James Krenov’s book “A Cabinetmaker’s Notebook.” It was nothing like I expected. I had read that it was not a “how to” book and it certainly wasn’t, the content was much better, and what I read will stay with me a … Continue reading

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Cherry pie and pegs

One of the many things I love about my wife is her cooking. She really enjoys it, and it shows. I especially like it when she makes a fruit pie. For example, cherries were on sale one day, and the … Continue reading

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Professor Fink explains why

I frequently get asked to make custom projects, but once they find out how much it’s going to cost, the deal is basically dead. When they ask “why it is so expensive,” I explain to them that I do not … Continue reading

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