Monthly Archives: August 2011

SWAT 2011

reflection – Its been a few weeks since the symposium, the perfect amount of time to determine what stuck. This was my second wood turning symposium I’ve ever been to, the first was the big national in Chicago(?) back in … Continue reading

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– my workshop

    I started out with the traditional one car garage shop where I collected power tools and used a huge bench (36″ solid core door on homemade legs). When a hurricane and subsequent house sale forced a return to … Continue reading

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– $160, 4 hour glulam workbench build — part 3

    to the top… Roubo benches have the legs flush with the front but have overhangs on the sides. My first reference mark on the bottom of the table was how far away from the sides I wanted the … Continue reading

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– $160, 4 hour glulam workbench build — part 2

    whoa! those legs go like… all the way down to the ground… The first thing we concentrated on were the legs. We took the rough lumber and picked out the clearest portions. We got three legs out of … Continue reading

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– $160, 4 hour glulam workbench build – part 1

    Dad’s Roubo style lathe stand… For years as a diving coach I would look up at the ceilings of these new natatoriums in awe. See they are now made with these massive wood beams, many of which were … Continue reading

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– the plan… open a woodworking school.

That’s it. The whole plan. I’m opening a woodworking school and art gallery. For the past few years I’ve been inkling to open up a mobile woodworking school. Something to do during the summer and winter teaching breaks. The idea … Continue reading

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– how to save woodworking… you can’t

How can we save woodworking? The simple answer is… we can’t. Not in the way we think of it today. Small fine woodworking business will have an increasingly harder time competing against evolution and standardized production. I just don’t see … Continue reading

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