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WoodworkingWeb Interview: HorizontalMike

Thanks to HorizontalMike for taking the time to do this interview. 1. What is your “inspiration story” — where did your interest in woodworking all begin? While I took “shop” in junior high school, it did not go over well. When I made it to...

Curves; I like curves, do you like curves?

I’ve admired furniture makers from every era and almost every style, but I’ve always been fascinated with anything built with curves. As I mentioned in my last blog, my passion for woodworking started in High School back in the 60’s and even...

WoodworkingWeb Magazine Giveaway #3: 2nd Week Winner

Another week of our Magazine Giveaway it’s time to pick one winner randomly from all of our members that posted at least one creation. The Winner is: HorizontalMike Congrats. I will contact you via private message. Check out some of...

WoodworkingWeb Magazine Giveaway #2: 1st Week Winner

After one week of our Magazine Giveaway it’s time to pick one winner randomly from all of our members that posted at least one creation. The Winner is: Spivey Congrats. I will contact you via private message. Check out Spivey’s creation:...

WoodworkingWeb Magazine Giveaway #5: Last Week Winner

Today was the last day to enter our Magazine Giveaway and it’s time to choose the last winner randomly from all of our members that posted at least one creation. The Winner is: Gary Congrats. I will contact you via private message. ...

WoodworkingWeb Magazine Giveaway #4: 3rd Week Winner

Another week of our Magazine Giveaway it’s time to pick one winner randomly from all of our members that posted at least one creation. The Winner is: Dave Bardin Congrats. I will contact you via private message. Check out Dave’s...

A few hand tools......

My interests involve working both metal and wood. Unfortunately, my woodworking space is in the laundry room. Currently a disaster due to the shop reorganization caused by the purchase of another lathe (and its 9 foot long bench) last December....

Marquetry Cutting Styles #2: Boulle Style

This style is named for one of the great masters, Andre-Charles Boulle (1642-1732) and it differs from double bevel style in several ways. In both Boulle style and Classic style, which I’ll cover next, it is imperative that the blade is at...

Pipe and Book 3

Clockwise from top left: Søren Kierkegaard, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Jean-Paul Sartre, Friedrich Nietzsche. Existentialism (/ˌɛɡzɪˈstɛnʃəlɪzəm/) is a tradition of philosophical inquiry associated mainly with certain 19th and 20th-century European...

Marqutery School #3: New Directions: Home Classes

It is time for a change at CSFM. I have decided to stop offering in shop classes and start offering the same (exact) classes via private interactive video. I am currently working through the level one class with a student in Texas who bought a...