Mark Your Work

Mark Your Work

Once upon a time there was a gifted craftsman who made the most incredible products anyone had ever seen or used.

Cross Cut Sled

Cross Cut Sled

You could even prep the wood on the floor with a circular saw. But, you have to have space to do this and a circular saws tends to leave a very ragged saw cut.

Sash Windows

Sash Windows

Making Sash Windows Of all the tasks of the joiner, perhaps no other has exacted the most skill and afforded the most income, than that of the window sash maker. If you have never attempted to make a sash, I highly recommend it, if for no other reason than to test...
Axe Handle

Axe Handle

Humans have been using handheld, rudimentary stone implements for some 2.5 million years, but it wasn’t until around 11,000 years ago that humans began to develop their tool production skills. Instead of simple, cone shaped chipped stones, tools became highly polished axe shaped implements, ideal for a hunter-gatherer life style. This was the beginning of the Stone Age, the period in human history that marks the advent of tool production. The name comes from the fact that most of the period’s cutting tools are made from stone.

Making Marking Gauges

Making Marking Gauges

Let’s face it marking gauges are not flashy, cost very little and after the piece of furniture is produced, there is little evidence or much thought given to what part the marking tools played in its production.
But in my opinion, one of the most important tools used by woodworkers, and the one that I reach for in most of my projects, is the humble marking gauge.