My Roubo Bench Journey #29: Stretchers Completed, might need to change assembly ....

I finally finished the last stretcher today, it was twisted and slightly bent, that is what I get for taking so long to build this thing. Due to the wood movement, it took a little longer to tune the fit of the joints. I did a dry fit of...

Marqutery School #3: New Directions: Home Classes

It is time for a change at CSFM. I have decided to stop offering in shop classes and start offering the same (exact) classes via private interactive video. I am currently working through the level one class with a student in Texas who bought a...

Closing My Doors And Opening Others

My Birthday: A Catalyst for Change I just turned 50. Yeah, that’s right – 50. Hitting this benchmark in life, has made me take a look at where I am at, where I am going, and if I am on course to achieve my goals. The fact is, I am not, and...

Kitchen Cabinets Designing: Design How? Over Design What?

Designs of kitchen layout have changed over the years. From a few shelves under the counter, an average looking storage box and a table to stylish modular kitchen cabinets, custom drawers and pull-outs upper and lower cabinets, the complete form...

52-36 piano box part one #2: 52-36 piano box part two

Here is part 2 of the box build and I have made the change from 1/2" ply to 3/8" ply for the sides and I think it will give a more pleasing and balanced look to the design. The box is out of the jig and got dropped so in reverse and rip off the...

Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #4: Seeds for Insanity: Sorting Screws, Bolts, Nuts, Washers...

Much time has past since my last post here, too much time and change, both in my life and in my workshop, to go back and bring everyone up to date. Last summer I felt recovered enough to where I felt getting back to my old life was mostly...

WoodworkingWeb Gazette: Issue 3.05 (May 2016)

Well, May has arrived! That means warmer weather for me, here in Canada, and a change of activities. For me, May is all about Mother’s Day and tending my gardens, caring for the many trees in my yard. Madts recently posted a blog about an osage...

Welcome to Tortuga Early Instruments Worldwide Headquarters!

My shop is my sacred space. When I cross the threshold into its confines, something changes within me. I move from a work-a-day wage slave to a creator. When I transform wood, it transforms me. Because I have to maintain a day job, I move at a...

WoodworkingWeb Gazette: Issue 2.09 (September 2015)

Another summer has almost come and gone. Sure, “officially” it’s not over yet, but the start of school is a change for almost everyone, whether you have children or not. How does “September” impact your woodworking schedule? ~ Debbie

A STORAGE SHED FOR MY BBQ GAS GRILL #6: Doors - Mortising the vertical door frame pieces

It’s been awhile since my last installment on this project. I had to install a burnt out garage door opener and change the tires on my car. That was supposed to be finished Saturday after last, but I messed up my back working on the opener and I...

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