Hey Everybody! Long time no post! I wanted to wish everyone a VERY happy holiday season and let you know that we have opened orders for our Cute Baby Animals and Cute Tools Calendars. $20, free US shipping. Head on over to the "For Sale" section of the site to order yours before we run out! I also wanted to post a link to last year's "New Year's Resolutions" article Highland Woodworking Published for me last year. Click here to check it out!
Click here to read my article published in Furniture & Cabinetmaking magazine on block planes- which every woodworker, power or hand tool focused, should have. It is a handy little plane capable of a myriad of tasks.
Click here to read my article published in Furniture & Cabinetmaking Magazine about striking tools. Get tips on which kinds of mallets and hammers to use where for the best results. Thanks for looking!
Click here to read my Handworks 2015 roundup in Furniture & Cabinetmaking Magazine. For a handtool woodworker in need of a little more camaraderie and community in their life, this was the show of a lifetime, and future installments are MUST NOT MISS events.
Click here to read my article published in Furniture & Cabinetmaking Magazine about introducing files and rasps into your woodwork to add all sorts of interesting dimension and shaping into your woodwork.
Click here to read it. This is probably my favorite article I've submitted to F&C mag. The router plane is one of my very favorite tools and has opened up a whole new world of creating and tuning joinery for me in the past three years, so I was excited to share that with other beginner woodworkers.
Click here to read my article in Furniture & Cabinetmaking Magazine exploring the available options with regard to marking gauges in the shop- and, learn how to get the most of what you've already got. Also of great importance, I got a Twilight shirt into a woodworking magazine with this one which, as far as I'm concerned, is a #megawin
I've just finished up my first year working for Furniture and Cabinetmaking Magazine. My first-year writing project followed me to various woodworking shows and my CTC project. Through my Community Tool Chest project, I wrote on some of the necessary tools in a beginner's kit and how to tune and use them for best results. As I move into my second year with F&C I have a new project, a series that will come out in three-part segments. The first is an interview with a tool maker, the second an interview with a furniture maker, and in the third, I will take knowledge gleaned from both prior interviews to write a project-based instructional article. What better way to kick off year two than to share the articles from year one? Check back over the next 12 days for new articles posted or subscribe to my blog today!
Saying YES! once again paid off in a huge way when Pratt Fine Arts Center asked me to manage their wood studio. Pratt brings all the woodworking to writing together, and also often makes me feel like I'm living a crazy double life, farm and city, country and class, two totally different lifestyles constantly converging.
I am often asked how I make a living. The best answer I can give is "by stringing together a whole lot of random odds and ends." The newest, and one of the most exciting "ends" is working for Lie-Nielsen Toolworks-- a privilege I can't believe has been given-- yet I was taught long ago, when unbelievable opportunities arise, you just say "YES!"
Continuing my whirlwind Instagram World Tour, I took a trip to Texas to be a guest demonstrator at the Dallas Lie-Nielsen show, visit my good friends Jason and Sarah Thigpen of Texas Heritage Woodworks, and see the Homestead Heritage Village.