Category: Make

I AM Good Enough

I never thought when I started out to reinvent myself into a craftsman that I would run into so much self doubt. I have always been a “get after and do it” kind of guy and just figured that once I set my mind to it, I would just have to watch a few hundred ...

Fit, Fit, Fit, Fit, Fit

Well today was all about getting the right fit.  And it was probably the hardest day yet.  We actually only made one piece but it was the most critical piece.  The rest was fine tuning all the joints so it went together at the end.  The thing I really like about this is that at ...

Mortise and Tenons

So when I started this class I didn't know the difference between a mortise and a tenon, seriously.  I knew they went together but I didn't really know which was which.  So now I know the mortise is the hole and the tenon is the part that protrudes through the hole.  I know this because ...

Getting in the Groove

Well yesterday did not disappoint.  We were kept moving from the minute we hit the school till the last wood chip was swept up at the end of the day.  We worked on the bottom structure for the most part.  I started out by doing the glue up on my top.  How cool was that!  ...

My First Piece of Furniture

To say I am excited would be an understatement.  I have been slowly learning to work with wood over the last six months and I have just gone and done what is the equivalent of jumping into the deep end.  I enrolled and just started a class in Connecticut to build my dining room table.  ...