Category Archives: Woodworking Classes

Dutch Tool Chest, Day 1

One of the cool things about the Wortheffort school of woodworking is the workbenches. Shawn Graham, the brains and back behind the school, built enough for 13 students and the instructor. Almost all of the benches are very basic Roubo … Continue reading

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Woodworking, San Marcos Style

This weekend I’m in San Marcos, Texas, at the Wortheffort school of woodworking. Haven’t heard of the school? It’s new. But I hope you will hear more soon. The school is the brainchild of Shawn Graham, who wanted to create … Continue reading

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Hey Texas. Yes, I’m Talking to You

This weekend I’ll be in San Marcos, Texas, at the new Wortheffort school of woodworking to teach a class on building the Dutch tool chest and give a free talk at 7 p.m. Nov. 2 that is open to the … Continue reading

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Six-board Chest Class, a Slideshow

If you have ever wondered what a woodworking class looks like from start to finish, here’s your chance. During the six-board chest class at The Woodwright’s Shop, student Mattias Jonsson documented a lot of the “action” and created a slideshow … Continue reading

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A Tool I’ve Always Wanted: A Take-down Square

Because I travel a lot with my tools, every ounce and inch (centimeter and kilogram) is critical. I usually push the weight limit for luggage, so compact tools can mean the difference between bringing my own underwear and having to … Continue reading

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The No. 6 Reason to Attend Woodworking in America 2013

6. Mike “Peter” Siemsen of the Mike Siemsen School of Woodworking. One of the great unsung heroes of the hand-tool movement is Mike Siemsen. If Roy Underhill ever decides to retire, Mike gets my vote to be the new Woodwright. … Continue reading

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The No. 7 Reason to Attend Woodworking in America 2013

7. The third Peter – Peter Follansbee. (Hmmm, it seems the theme of this year’s WIA is “Peters in Woodworking” – Peter Ross, Peter Galbert and Peter Follansbee are all speaking). I hope you know Peter Follansbee from his book … Continue reading

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The No. 8 Reason to Attend Woodworking in America 2013

8. Peter Ross, the blacksmith wunderkind of Colonial Williamsburg, will be speaking at WIA. Peter makes some of the finest historic tools, and locks and hinges and hardware I’ve ever seen. He’s going to be talking at WIA on lots … Continue reading

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Long-overdue Tool Chest Storage Stuff

I used to have a nice presentation for my students on the different kinds of storage schemes they might consider for their tool chests. I somehow lost that presentation this year. I deleted it, overwrote it and lit it on … Continue reading

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The No. 9 Reason to Attend Woodworking in America 2013

9. Chairmaker Peter Galbert will be teaching classes there. We are currently editing a book on chairmaking by Peter that is fantastic – he is drawing all the illustrations. Peter also should have some of his ingenious Drawsharp jigs at … Continue reading

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