• Frame for a Live Oak Metal Sculpture

    Frame for a Live Oak Metal Sculpture

    We found Dallas Galbraith, metal sculptor from Indiana, at the Ann Arbor Art Fair again this year. His work has always appealed to me, and I found a perfect piece to complement the colors and wood tones in our guest bathroom. At the inception of Marietta Wood Works many years ago in Georgia, I incorporated […]

  • Kyle Makes a Pen and Pencil Set

    Kyle Makes a Pen and Pencil Set

    “I played it cool today, as my dad heart was bursting with happiness! #fathersonworkshopproject” is how I described this day in my workshop on social media recently. I love doing a joint project with a young person and hopefully passing along a little knowledge and some passion for working with wood. When that young person […]

  • Hardwood Ceiling Panels

    Hardwood Ceiling Panels

    A quick project making some hardwood ceiling panels with different adhesives, backers, and batten strips.

  • Stefanie’s Sacred Heart Display Case

    Stefanie’s Sacred Heart Display Case

    Based on a sacred heart pendant and unique display case she saw in Italy, my friend Stefanie asked me if I would consider making her a similar display case. After looking at a photograph of the display case she saw, I said, “Sure, that looks like a fun and interesting challenge!” Stefanie ordered a sacred […]

  • Linda’s Drop Front Desk

    Linda’s Drop Front Desk

    Inspired by a design in Woodsmith magazine, this drop front desk will fit nicely into Linda’s office, which does double duty as our guest room. With the desk closed, the Murphy bed will have plenty of room to open without having to rearrange the furniture, as we have to do now. This desk will have […]

  • Kyle’s Coffee Table

    Kyle’s Coffee Table

    This coffee table will complement a new sectional in my son, Kyle’s living room. We collaborated with a few rounds of emails until the design below was settled on. It features a 6/4 white ash top with breadboard ends and heavy duty steel hairpin legs. The top will receive a light brown stain and the […]

  • Bowl Turning – Ongoing

    Bowl Turning – Ongoing

    With the new Nova Comet II midi lathe and Nova G3 50mm scroll chuck, I only lacked a couple of decent bowl gouges to get started turning some small bowl forms. I also added a Rikon 1/2 HP low speed grinder and Oneway Wolverine Grinding System to maintain sharp edges on my lathe tools. After […]

  • Pen Turning – Ongoing

    Pen Turning – Ongoing

    It’s been years since I’ve turned any pens. With a new Nova Comet II midi lathe, an MT2 pen mandrel and a Mandrel Saver live center, turning out beautiful pens and pencils is more enjoyable than ever. So far, all of my pen kits and supplies are from Penn State Industries (PSI), but I hope […]

  • Self Centering Pen Blank Vise

    Self Centering Pen Blank Vise

    This self-centering drill press vise design is inspired by the components of traditional woodworking hand screw clamps. The entire vise will “float” to clamp onto a drill rod clamped in the drill press chuck. Once the jaws are centered, the base will be clamped to the drill press table. Subsequent pen blanks or other stock […]

  • Workbench Cabinet and Saw Stands

    Workbench Cabinet and Saw Stands

    This workbench cabinet, chop saw stand and bench saw stand were designed to work with the Classic Workbench project. The workbench cabinet will sit on the leg stretchers of the workbench and features three soft close drawers and one small cabinet area behind a Shaker style panel door. The two saw stands were designed with […]