The Renaissance Woodworker
So many projects...so little time, welcome to woodworking A-D-D. I'm a woodworker who builds furniture using only hand tools. Come along and learn about the arts and mysteries of hand tool woodworking
info_outline RWW 202 Artisanal Flyswatter 10/06/2016
RWW 202 Artisanal Flyswatter Yep you read it right. I needed a flyswatter at the lumber yard so I went the typical woodworker route and split out some Hickory then shaved it for the perfect thing and flexible handle then cross laminated Maple, Oak, and Walnut veneers then finally created a fretwork rose pattern on the face. Y'know like you do.
info_outline RWW 201 Barron Dovetail Guides 05/26/2016
RWW 201 Barron Dovetail Guides If you have followed any of my blogs or podcasts for long you will know of my aversion to jigs and guides of any sort. But I wanted to be fair in my assessment and make sure that I put in some time with these dovetail guides by David Barron before jumping to a conclusion. I hope you will gain some insight from this review and find it to be a fair and balanced review.
info_outline RWW 200 The Campaign Stool 02/29/2016
RWW 200 The Campaign Stool This little stool is taken from the pages of Christopher Schwarz' book "Campaign Furniture". It is make from riven Teak with a Shellac and Beeswax finish. The hardware is from Lee Valley and the gorgeous leather seat is from TX Heritage Woodworks.
info_outline RWW 198 Woodworkers Fighting Cancer Table and Chairs 11/30/2015
RWW 198 Woodworkers Fighting Cancer Table and Chairs
info_outline Chips 'n Tips 4: Ripping Marks 11/12/2014
Chips 'n Tips 4: Ripping Marks When you get tired your technique suffers and a good cut can go back very quickly leading to a lot more work later one with a hand plane. I have come up with a simple tip to pace myself but also add a little more accuracy over a long rip when my technique can break down due to fatigue. I hope you enjoy this tip.