Zeev Abigador, edison, NJ, US

Born in Buenos Aires, lived in Israel for many years, and landed in this great country about 30 years ago. My first wood working project was a tackle box that my father helped me to build. After a hiatus of many years I reconnected with the Wood in the late 80's. I hike, scuba dive, and most of the time take the road least traveled. Happily married (most of the time)with 3 kids.

Gender: Male

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Rockiing chair

Built in walnut, based on the Sam Maloof style.

Tornado Table

Inspired by a "table with a twist" comment from a fellow woodworker.

Recent comments

Re: UPDATE: Wooden Boxes, by Doug Stowe and Strother Purdy

Box building is practice for creating fine furniture. Same joints, different proportions.

Re: UPDATE: Making Wood Tools with John Wilson

one of my most used tools is a frame saw with a 1 inch blade in the middle. I use it to re-saw from small logs. I can add more tools to my collection.

Re: Last-Minute Gifts for Woodworking Dads

A nine months internship in the College of the Redwoods in California, learning new tricks and technics and drinking wine in between.

Re: UPDATE: Dovetail Techniques with Stephen Hammer

I don't need a shrink, cutting dovetails is my "zen" moment.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Tables You Can Make, from the editors of Woodworker's Journal

I am in the process of building 6 chairs in the Sam Maloof style, and I need some good advice about the table.

Re: The Right Tool for the Job

Intarsia and small boxes led to full bedroom sets and tables and even a Maloof inspired rocking chair. My first Delta bandsaw and a small contractors saw was all I needed. It was a great learning curve and I enjoyed every moment since then.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Make Your Own Walking Sticks by Charles Self

In each vacation trip I pick up a piece of local wood, more like a thick branch and I carved with a local motif or with the place name and date of the trip. I could use a good book to improve my carvings.

Re: Dovetailed drawers are overrated

As a hobbyist I have been building furniture for about 15 years, using a jig to cut dovetails. The time to set up this jigs compared to the time it takes to hand cut pushed me to take a class to learn how do it by hand tools. The class was taught by Mario Rodriguez and Alan Turner. Once you learn the technical side of it, the rest is practice. So my pieces are not perfect, but the time sitting down with the saw in my hand, with sharp chisels and a knife ready at hand,without the roar of a machine, provides such a moment of tranquility that I enjoy very much. That is the main reason I cut dovetails by hand.

Re: Figured Walnut Secretary

What dye did you use, what color?

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