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Ruthie's Box

I started making this box the day after my daughter Ruthie was born.  She surprised us and came 6 weeks early!  I guess she was eager to get here.  I was in the middle of a big project...

Churchill Box

The inspiration for this box came when I saw another furniture maker’s cabinet lying on its back in the shop.  I instantly went to work on this box and made it from a single piece of...

Ruthie's Box

This box was an exploration into the use of end grain veneers.  The surfaces were approached as a composition.  What I ended up with was a random “pattern” that highlights the...

Recent comments

Re: Jere Osgood: Modesty and Mastery

This is very inspiring. For many years I've counted Jere Osgood as one of a handful of my favorite furniture makers that I aspire to be like - inventive, original, and uncompromising. Thanks for shining a light on his great work!

Re: When Good Glue Goes Bad

You're right - different glues can leave colored glue lines. However, there are 2 things you can do to avoid seeing your glue line that should be mentioned. First, you can use Elmer's white glue (the stuff kids use in school). It dries clear. Second, you can make the joint disappear entirely (no matter the glue used) if you clean up your long-grain glue surfaces with a pass from a sharp hand plane.

Re: Butterfly tables by Michael Fortune

When will this article be available online? I'm looking forward to it!

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Wharton Esherick Studio & Collection

This book belongs in my shop library!

Re: UPDATE: DVD Giveaway: Jointer and Planer Secrets by Hendrik Varju

This DVD is just what I need! Pick ME!!!

Re: treasure box

Very subtle, elegant box. It's interesting how sometimes your limitations (ie. not having a large enough piece of wood for the lid) can lead to a great design element that you would not have otherwise considered.

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