Category Archives: curved

Mountain rain

This is what happens when you play with milk paint and a set of carving gouges. Carved basswood cabinet/bookshelf in middle earth style. Mahogany back and base. Slanting the tongue and groove back pieces was a lot of fun. The … Continue reading

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St John’s valet

The St. Johns bridge here in Portland has always been among my favorite US bridges. Designed by engineer and poet David B. Steinman, the bridge was the longest suspension bridge in existence at the time of its construction. Mr. Steinman … Continue reading

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more sushi-boxes

Another run of boxes finished and photographed. If your interested in one, let me know here. Prices specified do not include shipping.

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Little Boxes

Our first project for the Mastery Program at the Northwest Woodworking Studio is a sushi box based upon a design Gary Rogowski published in Fine Woodworking magazine. With my usual abundance of enthusiasm, I jumped right in with six original … Continue reading

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New stuff keeping me busy, old stuff needing to get finished…

I’ve been pretty busy these days between hanging with my kids while my wife works a long stretch of days, as well as kindergarten round-ups, getting our home ready for sale and acquiring the oak I need for a recent … Continue reading

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Bow-arm Morris Chair

This is my second attempt at the Morris chair shown in the gregory Paolini morris chair   built for Fine Woodworking (here) and for which plans are published by American Furniture Design Co.  The piece is still in need of upholstery; for which … Continue reading

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Shaker Oval boxes

I’ve always admired the Shakers for the perfection of their forms. That and their work ethic. They got a lot of stuff done in their short time here. They are not credited with the invention of the bentwood box, but … Continue reading

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Batman coat rack

Here in our household, we have a coat problem. A serious coat problem. Too many coats, not enough closet or hanging space. Coats end up strewn on the ground (where guess who get to pick them up), or stuffed into … Continue reading

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To build a chair…

I am taking a course on chair design from Pacific Northwest College of Arts (PNCA). This course differs from the more craft oriented courses I’ve tried in the past. It’s taught at an art school, by an art major. There … Continue reading

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The Rogowski stool class at NW Woodworking Studio

I finished a week long class at the Northwest woodworking Studio making a Rogowski stool and taught by the man himself; Gary. I highly recommend the class, as it was a great introduction to compound angle joinery, and the stool … Continue reading

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