Author Archives: Will Myers

Moravian Work Bench in South Korea

In the years since I wrote about and hosted a video on building the knockdown workbench from the collection at Old Salem, N.C., folks have sent me hundreds of photos of the benches they have built. I absolutely love getting … Continue reading

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Shelf or Not?

When I built my Roubo bench several years back, I added the customary shelf between the stretchers. I mostly use this area for clamp storage more than tools. For whatever reason, it also tends to also attract scraps of wood, … Continue reading

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Hancock Candle Stand DVD

It’s funny how something can look so easy and end up being so daunting. It is also surprising to me that one of the most famous pieces of Shaker furniture has gone so many years without being properly measured and … Continue reading

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Cool Bow Saw

A bow saw is a handy tool to have around. There are so many operations they can perform that it makes them an almost indispensable tool. Bill Anderson has been teaching a class at the  Woodwright’s School for several years … Continue reading

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Exquisite Teak

It is hard to find much on a WWII era battleship that relates to woodworking. Iron and steel rule for the most part. My daughters and I visited the USS North Carolina (BB-55) located in Wilmington, NC. I have been there … Continue reading

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Testing Ancient Technology

Part of the season 36 episodes of the Woodwright’s Shop are now online. One of them is on testing tusk tenon joints that Roy and I filmed a few months back. I made an apparatus to pull the joints apart and … Continue reading

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A Big’un Showed Up

I absolutely love to use wide boards in my projects. Wide stuff shows up quiet often in old  pieces of furniture, and I try to use the same whenever possible. It seems most folks these days think there is no way … Continue reading

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