Climate & Finishing : Basic Tips in Hot and Cold Weather

Not all of us have the benefit of a temperature-controlled shop. Winter is here and more cold temperatures are on the way, and before we know it summer will arrive, and we will be fighting heat waves instead. There are so many different finishes out there, and each have a different technique that works best […]

CNC- A Beginner’s Series

Welcome to CNC Workbench. This series is concerning basic CNC and non-CNC techniques. It is intended to encourage the novice in setting up and using a woodworking shop, as well as integrating a CNC router, how to set up a CNC woodworking shop, basic CNC machining, the equipment needed for your workshop to function, such […]

A New Way to Learn Woodworking

As a child i have always enjoyed woodworking. Now as an adult, I am making it my goal to make beginners better woodworkers. For those who don’t know me, let me introduce myself and explain why I started doing a newsletter. I am a professional woodworker/furniture maker for 21 years. I also was a licensed […]

Advancing Our Woodworking Techniques

Woodworking comfort zone #4- Advancing Our Woodworking Techniques Every one of us can fall into a woodworking comfort zone. Once we do, it will hinder our progress to advance as a woodworker. This is the fourth part of a series about the common comfort zones we fall into and how to get out. Part one […]

Looking for Inspiration

Everyone of us can fall into a woodworking comfort zone. Once we do, it will hinder our progress to advance as a woodworker. This is a four part series of the common comfort zones we fall into and how to get out. Part one, covered the comfort zone issue of time.  Part two, covered the […]

Tools- the pitfalls and solutions of them.

Woodworking comfort zone #2- Tools, the pitfalls and solutions for getting out. Everyone of us can fall into a woodworking comfort zone. Once we do, it will hinder our progress to advance as a woodworker. This is a four part series of the common comfort zones we fall into and how to get out. Part […]

How to get the most out of limited time.

  Woodworking comfort zone #1- Time. How to get the most out of limited time. Everyone of us can fall into a woodworking comfort zone. Once we do, it will hinder our progress to advance as a woodworker. If we fail to advance, we tend to lose interest in this craft. And if we lose […]

World’s Most Valuable Hammer

I’ve often watched, and was a fan of the Antiques Roadshow on PBS. I always wondered if we had any hidden gems in our house that would be worth more than all the gold in Fort Knox. Then I discovered…….. we did!!!! My tools are more than just my trade for me. Some of them […]