Mark ( on February 16th, 2009

I have always admired the work of Sam Maloof.  Not only has he developed a style that is very distinctive and unique in its own right, I think that he has also done a tremendous amount for the craft of woodworking in America. I especially admire Maloof’s rocking chairs. These are the pieces that he is […]

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Mark ( on July 13th, 2008

I don’t consider myself an accomplished turner…yet. Though, I’m working on it! I like to turn and the relative instant gratification that turning projects can offer. I had not turned anything in a while but, recently I spied a small off-cut of Walnut in the shop that was left over from the sofa table project. […]

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Mark ( on November 19th, 2007

Lately, I have not had as much time in the shop as I would like. Lots of outdoor chores and other duties have been taking precedence. I did get a bit of time though, and decided to make a couple of small boxes out of some offcuts, using a nice piece of curly maple for […]

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Mark ( on October 24th, 2007

This past weekend I finished work on a new table design made from Walnut. I showed its design previously in another post. Now, with the final coats of finish on it I wanted show you the completed project, talk about the details and get your take on its design. Construction Details First, a bit about […]

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