Blog

Just to be clear. I’m a woodworker, not a computer geek. I’m not the greatest typer, and I sometimes get stumped trying to do a simple computer task. I do, however, realize the value of sharing information with fellow woodworkers.

I’m a self-taught craftsman. I learned everything I know from reading, doing, re-doing, reading some more, and trying again. I have lots of great craftsmen to thank for passing along the craft. If I can share something that helps another craftsman, I’m happy to do it.

So, from time to time, I will publish a technique, share a story or just plain old get something off my mind.

Let me know what you think and thanks for your interest.

Sea Chest Workshop

Sea Chest Workshop The past month has been super busy. In addition to my commissioned work and regular teaching responsibilities at Salt Lake Community College, I taught three workshops on how to build this eye-catching sea chest.       Two of these...

The New Year

2014 promises to be a great year for The Joiners Bench. I will be doing a variety of commissioned pieces, as well as customized training in my studio. I’ve committed to conduct two workshops at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking. I’m also teaching two...

Joinery instructions

This weekend I will be presenting to the Colorado Woodworkers Guild. As part of my presentation I will build an heirloom tool chest by hand and demonstrate various hand tool techniques. The following links provide step-by-step instructions for dovetail and mortise and...

Classic Shop Stool Class

Several years ago I saw a classic shop stool at a friend’s home. I liked the simple, yet elegant style and knew that the stool would be a nice addition to my workshop. I also relished the chance to make it by hand because of the challenging joinery. After making...

2013 Joiners Bench Workshops

The 2013 Joiners Bench workshops are now posted. Back by popular demand is the Heirloom Tool Chest Workshop. I will also once again teach one-day workshops on dovetailing and tuning and using hand planes, spokeshaves and shapers. New this season are workshops...

Heirloom Tool Chest Workshop

This weekend I hosted a workshop at my studio in Salt Lake City, Utah. It was my fourth of the summer, and I have one more scheduled and two more that I will be adding — a second tool chest class (I had to turn a few folks a way) and a long board/skateboard...

Busy summer

I apologize that I have been unable to do any blogging this summer. I spent good portion of the summer working on commissioned pieces, working on our house and traveling. The Uintas, Jackson Hole and a trip to Florida were all in the offing. It’s been a great...

Welcome

Welcome to my new website. I’ve been doing traditional woodworking for 25 years and am excited to share some of what I’ve learned. This technology stuff is new to me and so be patient. It will take me some time. But I’m confident some good things...