chairs, furniture

Welsh Stick Chair – Part Two

Part Two Please click here for part one of my Welsh Stick Chair build Let's make some sticks With the undercarriage done, I moved to the second level of the chair - the sticks and armbow/comb. Shaping the sticks took a lot of time. I don't have a straight tenon cutter so everything had to… Continue reading Welsh Stick Chair – Part Two

furniture, philisophy

Time restraints and woodworking

After dropping off the kids at kindergarten and school this morning I found myself having a blissful three minutes of free time before I had to head to the train to go to work. I turned on my timer, turned off my mind and sat down at the piano to practice the first Invention by… Continue reading Time restraints and woodworking

chairs, furniture

Chairs: Is Design The Enemy Of Comfort?

I made my first chair a couple of months ago. It was a three-legged chair to go with our Fender Rhodes electric piano. Reflecting back, I think of all the happy hours spent sourcing my materials and getting all the necessary tools together. The actual act of finishing a chair was a special moment. And… Continue reading Chairs: Is Design The Enemy Of Comfort?


Dutch Tool Chest

Dutch Tool Chest In my endeavours to become a better woodworker it only seemed logical that I would eventually be making dovetails. I wasn’t intimidated, but it is a very different thing to make joinery than sculpting or carving a spoon, and even staked furniture has a more three-dimensional feel to it. We had a… Continue reading Dutch Tool Chest

furniture, philisophy

The Self-Taught Woodworker (Do Books Count?)

It has been five months since I decided that my previous work was too imperfect and too imprecise for my own critical liking. At that time, I pondered many ideas and decided I would actively get out of my comfort zone and start making things that I wasn’t personally passionate about but that are important… Continue reading The Self-Taught Woodworker (Do Books Count?)