Shaker Sideboard

This winter I built a wonderful shaker side table or writing desk. The piece is made from clear pine and Douglas Fir. Working with these material was a pleasure; the pine was beautifully grained and came shooting out of the smoothing plane like streamers. The tapered Douglas Fir legs are rock hard, and straight-grained. The …

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A peaceful new direction

Recently there has been some changes to the shop, my work, and my attitude towards my work and work pieces; they all have been good. These changes usher in a new focus on quality, the total form of the work, the flow of the piece, more original ideas, and a new focus on artistic ideas. …