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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Tile top table--the video

Just in case you missed it, here's some info about how the table was made. If you're planning one of your own, feel free to contact me if you have any questions. It was a lot of work, but we just love it!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

A different type of project

Although my primary tool is the scroll saw, I'm also involved with more typical woodworking projects, primarily as a planner and helper. I'm the one who makes the second and third measurements before cutting, and double checks plans and dimensions. With two woodworkers on board, everything goes a little more smoothly, and two pair of eyes and hands are usually better than just one.

This tile-topped table is the first major project from our woodshop, custom made to fill the need for a table big enough for four, but not too large for two, made of cherry, with a top that's not subject to damage. It took months for all the planning, shopping, wood prep cutting and finishing, not to mention figuring out how to support the heavy tile. Now that it's done, with only minor problems that were easily corrected, it's a real pleasure to use.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Flexible Pad Sanders: some new thoughts for bowl makers

Here's some information that can help you choose the most appropriate flexible pad sander and accessories for your bowls.