Best laid plans and all that

Boarded Tool ChestThis years teaching schedule has been a little crazy at times despite my intention in 2017 to slow things down during 2018 so that I might spend a …

Engineering in wood

In May this year at LDE the school invited all the students joining us in September to take part in a series of transition workshops. The classes are an opportunity …

Three degrees of separation

Handtool work is a bitter sweet pill for me as it includes the things I like and dislike the most about the craft; making things blunt and making things sharp. …

Tool chests a plenty

For the last five years I’ve managed to run at least one class for making a tool chest or tool box of various shapes, sizes and spec. This year will …

Derek Jones

Welcome to the new site

I’m pretty sure I wrote somewhere years ago that the world doesn’t need another blog and certainly not another one about furniture making. But here we are, a few years …