I’ve decided the best use of this site and my time is to support my work as a teacher.

Toward that end, I will present images of work I have done since I began working solely with hand tools-there will likely be little or no how-to content.  Creating how-to content disrupts the satisfying flow of work and ideas, and requires too much time using the computer- I know this because I tried it for a while. I have culled a few slideshows that I will share.

My intention is to share my work and thoughts-more work than thoughts at the outset-to provide content I would have appreciated as I started my making journey.  My hope is that prospective, current, and former students will find something here to support and inform them.  I enjoy sharing, but need to do it in small doses.  If I spend too much time out of the shop and at the keyboard, I won’t have much to share.

Please check back from time to time to see how things are going.  I will do my best to make it worth your time.

I do best answering questions, so don’t hesitate to ask them.

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First slide show: Making Carrie's Cabinet

I'll likely comment on this later- in the meantime, if you have any questions, let me know.

Click the cabinet to play the slide show.



The letters HTWW (hand tool woodworking) at the end of an object/image description, indicate a discussion page.  Sometimes the discussion will be very brief, other times I will go into some detail.  Clicking on the HTWW will bring you to the discussion.

Using a small router plane to clean the bottom of a mortise- HTWW

Using a small router plane to clean the bottom of a mortise-HTWW

Planing Hands

Planing Hands


Why hand tool woodworking?

Click the planing hands image to see a discussion.