Cy Rebarchak, Wapwallopen, PA, US

I’m Cy Rebarchak, born and raised in N.E. Pa. I’ve been woodworking for 40+ years. My Dad got me interested in it when I was 8 or 9 years old and I’ve been making sawdust ever since. I also have 18 yrs. experience as a toolmaker and conventional machinist. In 1997 I was diagnosed with MS and by 2000 it took me off my feet and out of the workforce. I had to make some “adjustments” on how I work in the shop, but the end results are the same, it just takes longer. In the future I hope to share some of my woodworking knowledge and some interesting projects so you get the "wood-itise" also.

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Start Woodworking: How to make a Wooden Spice Jar Rack

How to construct a simple wooden spice jar rack for the beginning woodworker.

Hand Carved Cherry Salad Servers

These are a hand carved set of cherry salad servers. They are finished with mineral oil.

Recent comments

Re: Fine Woodworking on the David Letterman Show

That was funny. I don't think much work would get done hanging around with a guy with a sense of humor like Nick. Great!

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Carving 18th Century American Furniture Elements by Tony Kubalak

Yes, I would love to win a copy.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Beginning Picture Marquetry by Lawrence Threadgold

This looks great. Hope it's mine.

Re: Winner Chosen for Tablesaw Safety Tip Challenge

As simple as it may sound, when cutting on a table saw, NEVER take your eyes off a spinning blade. It seems to be built into human nature not to make contact with a spinning blade. Yes you may accidentally damage your finished cut piece with a nick or scratch, but DON'T take your eyes off the spinning blade until your hands are at a safe distance away.

Re: Pedestal Table

Very nice job! For being your first woodworking project, your joints look nice and tight, square and crisp. Good work!

Re: What I Know Now: Letters to My Beginning Woodworker Self

Stephany, excellent post! All of your points are dead on. New woodworkers won't know it until later on.

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