Ian Schwandt, Millbrook, NY, US

I am a finish carpenter by trade and I began woodworking during my apprenticeship. I enjoy using hand tools whenever possible but I appreciate the time saved by power tools. I recently purchased a retiring colleagues shop and have gone pro.

Gender: Male

Birthday: 12/16/1979

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Jewelry Cabinet

Walnut case and drawers. Cocobolo veneered door. Brusso hardware. 

Floating stretcher live edge table

My customer selected this live edge walnut slab from the stock at Berkshire Products in Sheffield MA. The base is shop made walnut veneer over Baltic birch ply. The center panel in the ends is 12"...

Modern Kitchen Shelf

I produced this shelf for an architect to use in his personal residence. I used shop sawn veneers or walnut and quarter sawn white oak over a MDF torsion box substrate. The shelf is held together...

IJS Woodworking Millbrook NY Shop

I moved into this shop in October of 2012. It is on the second floor of an industrial building. My space is L shaped with one leg being the machine area and the other assemblywood...

9' X 4' Walnut Dining Room Table

Recently finished commission. The client wanted a large table with a thick top that would have a commanding presence in their newly remodeled country home. For the top I resawed 1/4" veneer from a...

Ian's Shop in an old industrial building

I rent 550 sq ft in a turn of the century industrial building in Kingston NY.  The space has great natural light and plenty of space for machine and hand tool work.  I spend as much time as...

Recent comments

Re: Jewelry Cabinet

9 1/2" wide 19" tall 4 1-2" deep

Re: IJS Woodworking Millbrook NY Shop

My main use for it is removing planer/joiner markes prior to finish sanding with my festool random orbit. I usually have 120 on the front drum and 180 on the rear drum. I finish sand with a quick pass at 180 followed by 220 up to my desired finished grit. Where a drum sander excels is in veneer work especially when making shop made veneer as I do regularly. When it comes to making doors I run all of my stock through the drum sander prior to cutting to size so that I only need to do minimal finish sanding after assembly. It is a 25" dual drum powermatic. I had an open end delta drum sander prior and like your ryobi it couldn't handle a serious work load. For the money the powermatic or general, I believe that they are nearly the same machine, are great pro grade drum sanders.

Re: IJS Woodworking Millbrook NY Shop

Thanks. Custom furniture, cabinets,architectural woodworking. He bandsaw is a 24" agazzani and the jointer is a 12" Oliver

Re: 9' X 4' Walnut Dining Room Table

I did not veneer the underside in this case as the top is quite thick and it is attached to the top rail of the base with four large metal plates that have slotted screw hole to allow for movement. Thanks for looking.

Re: Ian's Shop in an old industrial building

Thank you, steal away ;)

Re: Ian's Shop in an old industrial building


Thanks for your interest. I pay a prorated amount of the buildings overall bills based on my sq footage.
Rent $250/month
Electric $40-65/month
Heat $60-90/month Nov-Mar

You are correct about the powdering of the old brick walls. The plastic sheeting does a good job of keeping it under control.


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