Hey Ya’ll its been a few months. I have found a place to hang my hat, and I am getting paid to work wood. Here’s a few pictures of a couple of jobs that I and the boss. have worked on since March. Above is an oak slab desk we have been commissioned to make. … Continue reading
In an effort, to create a more perfect woodworker, I have decided to step back from building “fine” furniture. To concentrate on the basic mechanics and “Fun” Sh-way! of learning how to “think” as a woodworker. In the last week or so I was hit by a thought (and it hurt!). Regarding how to document … Continue reading Ergo Sum Faber, Sanguinem Vigilate Mecum.
Well winter never came to Texas so, I have decided to head back out and get started on the garage and learn more about the craft of “hand tool” woodworking. In the last year or so since I started blogging, I have come realize more about myself and the direction I want my “wood work” … Continue reading 2016 -60 day performance review.
Hey guys, I know it’s been a while. But, since I was “released” from my job on February 19th, I (we)have been busy scrambling for purchase and doing what broke and unemployed people do. Any way, this teaser is about the the projects that I have completed and/or are working quickly and while I look … Continue reading Something Wooden this Way Comes
Well, in terms of keeping my “list” of demands small and realistic. Hey guys/gals/and AI algorithmic functions. Well I battened down the hatches and waited because “Winter is Coming”, sad day it didn’t hit us. I have a buddy in the DC area with whom I laughed and drank a beer for as he worked … Continue reading What I want. In a tool chest.
I have been away as of late, but I have puttered when I can. I was reading the gospel of Schwarz and in one chapter on clamps he says that “screws” are clamps….I had to think that through….. TA-DA I know using screws to clamp the plane was definitely an anarchistic thing to do. But … Continue reading Look Ma’ No Clamps and how the Pine Plane sank
The last time, I felt like this way,it was the end of April (but, I had been backsliding for sometime before I realized it). My Aunt passed then(she fought breast cancer back in the 80’s and had a mastectomy), She was a great woman but her time here was at an end. Actually the last … Continue reading When Depression rears its ugly head and your Lost in a Sea of people
When it comes to sitting still I can’t. It is not just the ordinary anxiety but the manic kind where the sound of silence leaves me climbing the walls. So when the rest of the clan has thrown in the towel and gone to bed,and I am still up I tend to putter around “trying” to be … Continue reading The Pine Plane
I think the application applies to fishing ( I don’t fish, too ADD). I guess defining a bad day at the bench is the first thing. The household is currently in transition (we live in a house that is making us sick) and we need to move however we are tied down to the area for … Continue reading A Bad day at the bench, beats a good day at work. Right?
Hello great Big, small World. And greetings from the garage. My name is Marc and I have reached the age of woodworking (which means I am over 40!) and have decided to stop being a “wood watcher” and become a “woodworker”. Truth be told I have been an uncommitted woodworker for the better part of … Continue reading And so it begins…