Thursday, September 27, 2007

My bench at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship


It's been almost 3 weeks now (of what will be 9 months) here at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship and I've completed the construction of the first project. (pictures to follow after finish has been applied).


This picture here is my workbench which oddly enough is in the bench room. The bench room has 13 student benches, a demonstration bench, an instructor's bench, 4 assembly tables (in which each student gets three drawers) and a sharpening station. It also contains various school owned planes, chisels and saws.

I must say these tools are definitely a cut above the loaner tools I saw at Rosewood Studios--with many Lie Nielsen planes available for student use. Of course you'll want your own planes so that you can keep them tuned up just the way you want them (or tickity-boo as Andy Woods would say).

Monday, September 17, 2007

Camden Harbor, Maine


Camden Harbor, Maine
Originally uploaded by Mark Juliana.

So here I am in Maine. After 1 week of the course, I've chopped some mortises and cut some dovetails. All stuff I've done before, but interesting to see how other folks do it and it's great to get some practice before starting the bench project next week.


I'll write more this week ...