On the Edge

Today’s picture is a look at some edge gluing. This is done when the width (across the grain) needs to be increased. For instance, this part is to a credenza that is 17” deep. Even if I could find a piece of wood 17” wide, I wouldn’t use it. It would be very vulnerable to cupping and warping. I would

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Simmer Down

Above you see the mantra (not to say the anthem) of the old white guy. This is his answer to anything when things are moving fast and getting bunched up. Just simmer down. Like all these old saws, it has its place. A look at the pictures I’ve sent out will give you what I walked into when I returned

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The World at Night

The title of the piece you see today is the same as the title for this article. It’s my version of a creche, I suppose. It’s meant, among other things, to represent a light in the world, but not of the world. The grain of the walnut is meant to represent the brokenness of the world, unable in itself to

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