Author Archive | Frank Strazza

How to Make a Benchtop Shaving Horse

I ran across this Benchtop Shaving Horse the other day in an old Living Woods magazine. It was designed by Nick Gibbs for the Forest Education Initiative in the U.K., based on an idea for standing horses shown in an earlier Living Woods by James Mursell and Bob Slade. What makes this interesting is that it’s great if you don’t have […]

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Out of space? No problem with Shop Size here!

One common woodworking question is, “How large should my shop be?” It seems that woodworkers always need more space. (If only we could fit that next dream machine!) Even if you’ve got a shop space already, it’s often smaller than most of us would like–a garage, spare room, or closet sometimes just doesn’t seem big enough. […]

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Learn the three basic wood joints. Then build most anything!

Introduction In the Basics of Joinery online course, you will learn the three basic joints–dado, dovetail and mortise and tenon–that are the foundation for all wood joinery. Learn these three well and you can build almost anything out of wood. The techniques Frank teaches in this course are the base for all the endless variations of woodworking […]

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