Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Quick Finishing Tip

Just because two finishes are from the same manufacturer, and just because their labels say they are "compatible" with each other, you shouldn't

Tuesday, August 15, 2017


Me? Just applying some stain. I'll be there just as soon as I finish . . . 

Woodworking Hero Worship: Pat Warner

It saddened me yesterday to learn that Pat Warner died late in July. I have long been in the habit of checking his website every couple of weeks to see what's new. His photos have always been

Monday, August 14, 2017

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Dovetails Again

Here is an excellent, short video that mostly is about cutting dovetails.

There is an astonishing quantity of b.s. propagated about dovetailing. So much so, that when I saw this, I decided to share it - - yes, I'm reblogging somebody else's work - - in the name of giving a boost to the good stuff so that the b.s. can begin sinking to the bottom.

Chris Hall's blog is worth following, too.

That's all!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Iron-On Veneer

Here's a simple technique for applying veneer to flat panels. I have used it with bandsawn veneer I made myself, with paper-backed commercial veneer, and this week I'm doing it with some camphor burl veneer purchased from an online supplier. 

These particular panels will be