Author Archives: Sam

About Sam

Young, good-looking, manly--you get the picture. Novice woodworker with just too much rolling around upstairs to keep to myself. Random thoughts, philosophical questions, the occasional flash of insight or just dumb luck that needs to be shared with anyone who cares.

Shop Talk

Well, if there’s one thing I love, it’s talking shop.  I actually keep a blog almost specifically to allow me to talk shop.  I know no one else in close proximity to me that does this kind of woodworking, and sometimes … Continue reading

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Gallery in Progress

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Tool Tote

 Believe it or not, I started this project about three years ago.  I know; me, procrastinate? As I remember it, I was puttering around with something in the shop when the idea of compound angle dovetails popped into my head. … Continue reading

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Shavehorse

Well, I couldn’t sit still too long. I knew I had some 8/4 poplar sitting at a friend’s house, drying in the field.  I couldn’t remember how much I had cut; I don’t usually earmark too much of a log … Continue reading

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Hope Chest

Well, I plum near forgot about this, but I was going through some of my shop pics tonight when I came across this simple beauty. Earlier in the evening I was sitting out in the shop, feet up on the … Continue reading

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Windsor Chair

Well.  Have I got a treat for you. I just spent a week at chair camp.  What a fitting name for the class I recently finished in Jefferson, Ohio, at the lovely home (and shop) of Joe Graham, Chairmaker Extraordinaire. … Continue reading

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Surfacing Lumber

I have some more posting on the Welded Coffee Table and the Traditional Tool Chest build to do, but I was in the shop tonight working on some of the more boring, but rewarding, monotonous work in the beginning stages … Continue reading

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Welded Coffee Table

This is the “Sundry Other Avocations” part of the blog you’ve heard tell about. In addition to the cheap little woodworking bench and the long mechanic’s bench I have in the shop, I also have a welding table I built … Continue reading

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Traditional Tool Chest build

  Well, I finished the tool chest 100%, and am I pleased with what I have. First, the cart: I built this chest smaller because I didn’t want to give up the floor space.  Well, it turns out I don’t … Continue reading

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Honing Guide Modifications

Okay, I know it’s Easter Sunday.  I will be giving thanks for Jesus’ sacrifice for my sins in my own way today, and celebrating His resurrection. But I was out in the shop this morning, wasting time before my wife … Continue reading

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