i married well

After family and writing, my greatest passion is working in wood. Please don't view what I post here as instruction - there are plenty of folks out there posting how-to videos, some good and some not so much. If you pick up an idea, great but mostly I just intend this page to be about sharing my love for a craft that has brought me joy for so many years. For a tour of my little garage workshop, click here

1 Nov, 2020 - If you'd like to watch my new shop develop, look here

For my latest on the Maker movement, click here

For my thoughts on hand work, click here

Click here for some thoughts on making shavings.

To go home, click here.

And click here for some thoughts on the relationship between honesty and shop safety

7 July, 2021 - My new (embryoninc) turning projects page: As the wood turns, click here

shop, parked

easing edges

restoring chisels

Geezer humor


my (bowl?)

Note to self: Never go out to the shop for 'just a minute' while boiling down a chicken for soup. 

one man's trash

Found these two old spokeshaves at a yard sale. Can't wait to return them to usefulness.