Friday, May 31, 2019

Saturday, August 13, 2016


not designed by me

Thursday, November 12, 2015



Why should I chop up a perfectly good ladder??

Sunday, November 1, 2015



Sunday, September 6, 2015





Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Maple Thingy

Originally a disappointment, I kinda like it now.


The Back

Friday, January 31, 2014

Buck Bros?

l purchased a 2" Buck Bros chisel several years ago.  It's whatever.

The company I work for recently purchased a 2" Buck Bros chisel... things have changed over the past few years.  The bevel edge is much thinner and there seems to be a back hollow.




These chisels are not good.  Still, I was surprised to see improvement.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Japanese Tool Chest

I wanted to test the dimensions before committing this design to precious ash, or maybe fir, or pine, or even cherry or walnut; I also have a lot of maple on hand.  I used old cedar fence slats and scrap ply for the mockup.  So far the dimensions (5x8x30ish) seem to work, I may try adding dividers before placing many more tools.

This particular type of cedar (I think it's western red - used extensively in Frank Lloyd Wright's Gordon House) dents incredibly easily so the french marks aren't really my fault.  I think the exposed edge plywood bottom accents the piece nicely.  

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


When I try to draw furniture I end up doodling, maybe the doodles will eventually take on the shape of furniture.

I wish for a set of side escapement moulding planes.  Most furniture with moulding doesn't appeal to me, but I like thinking about moulding and drawing profiles.