Here are some of my articles I had written for Good Woodworking Magazine circa 2001. These articles touch upon the in’s and out’s of a maker with information about hand tools, veneering, glue ups and more detailed information for my own design process within some of my furniture pieces. Enjoy.
Most of us use our eyes to avoid bumping into things; we probably are only using 20 percent of our visual ability. I had a student some years ago at Rowden Workshops who had a history in the special forces. "I've never drawn in my life," he said in a ... [read]
This is the story of a special table for a special place for a special lady. It was now quite a few years ago that I made “Elvis”. This was a very elegant curvy Rosewood low occasional table that I made for a regular client of mine who now lives ... [read]
Just to give you a break from all the veneering I've been doing recently, I thought I'd tell you about a glass shelved display system that Brian Moon made for me just before his departure for the States. Nicky is an old client of mine who for a while ... [read]
This is the third in a series of articles about veneering but in this article I'm going to be concentrating on the finishing details – in this case decorative details called banding and inlaying. What's the difference between these two processes? ... [read]
Last month I talked about how veneers have come to be used in furniture making, how this is not a cheap and shoddy technique but a technique with the potential of using the most beautiful woods available in an efficient and technically sound way. We ... [read]