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Comb Back Rocker Class

I have added a Comb Back Rocker class to my schedule, May 14-19, 2018.  It is open to returning students only, since the spindles and bends will have to be made at home. This is the first time I have

Posted in Classes

Chair Stories: The Hardwood Forest

I first heard it today, as I was turning legs for a set of four Loop Back side chairs. The lathe is all you hear when it’s running. Yet each time I turned it off, the sound was closer. Finally,

Posted in Chair Stories

Octagonal Tables/Continuous Arm Class

My new DVD is out!  I love building these little tables – they have many of the fun aspects of building a chair, but they can be made in a weekend.  Well, maybe two weekends, a month apart.  Here’s a

Posted in Chairmaking Tools and Supplies, Classes, Craft Films

Storing Green Wood

You’ve got your hands on some green wood.  How do you store it? If your winter stays below 40 or 50 degrees, take your time, it will probably keep fresh till spring. However, with several recent warm winters, rot seems

Posted in How-To

Casting Bells

This video has nothing to do with woodworking and it is in German, yet it is one of the most memorable craft videos I have ever watched. Casting giant church bells. It starts with hand building 8′ tall molds made

Posted in Craft Films

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