Hannah’s Hope Chest

Story Time

Sometimes it is best to listen to the old timers. I am an engineer and precise measurements are my friend. A dial caliper is my measuring instrument of choice. But […]

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Design details.

Okay, I need some ideas. As I was milling the wood for the legs I realized that I had not thought through how I was going to smooth the front […]

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Wood Prep, Part 2

Its a love-hate relationship. When starting a project, I love the anticipation of starting something new and working out design details, choosing wood and getting the shop all ready to […]

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The Plane Truth

Crack! My eyes opened with a snap. Tap, Tap, Tap Patter Patter. My mind slowly came to the realization that it must be raining. We don’t get many thunderstorms here […]

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Rebirth and Wood Choices

Picking up a project after it has sat for a few years is an interesting exercise. There is the opportunity to re-create the thought process you originally went through and […]

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Blank Sheet

Some woodworkers agonize when faced with a blank sheet of paper. Others get excited just thinking about it. I fall into the second category. I cannot shut off my mind […]

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Several years ago I promised my daughter, Hannah, a hope chest for her 16th birthday. My intentions were honorable and true but somehow weeks turned to months, and years slipped […]

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