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