Cedar Strip Canoe 5

Happy Holidays!! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Here at the school, we have been upgrading the class room and preparing for the classes next year. Thanks in large part to a generous donation from a repeat student and friend, we were able to buy 6 new Lie-Nielsen 4 1/2 smoothing planes and 10 […]

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Cedar Strip Canoe 4

I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving weekend. We have been extremely busy preparing for then hosting our 29th annual fair. We had just over 16,000 people for the weekend and just barely survived! 🙂 Anyway now that I have a little more time, I want to post another step in building the canoe. After […]

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Cedar Strip Canoe 3

We had a great foundation class last week with 14 students. I want to thank all of you who attended and look forward to seeing you again soon. One of the great things about teaching, is seeing the marked improvement by the end of six days in the students confidence and ability. Here is another […]

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Cedar Strip Canoe 1

  Hello everyone. We have been very busy with custom furniture orders this year, but we’re also looking forward to some down time to finish planning and offering some new classes to the public. In the meantime, I thought I’d take a minute and tell you about a slightly different project I have been working […]

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Brazos Rocking Chair

  Congratulations to all those who made it through our 12 day Brazos rocking chair class. We started the class with a small pile of simple dimensional lumber and by the time we finished the class last Saturday everyone was rocking in their own chair and thoroughly enjoying their own truly hand made piece of […]

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Wedding Furniture

Well, it’s that time of year when the inside of our eyelids aren’t seen very often. We’ve had two weddings here in our community in the last two weeks, and as most of you know the close friends and family will build several pieces of furniture for the engaged couple before they are married. It’s […]

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Recap: Mother Earth News Fair 2016 Belton, TX

The School of Woodworking recently attended the Mother Earth News Fair held in Belton, TX (Feb 20-21).  Over 10,000 people passed through the Bell County Expo Center during the activity filled weekend that featured over 150 vendors from across the country.  The lectures, workshops and demonstration areas were packed full throughout the day, and it […]

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Passing the Baton

Dear Friends, I hope the new year finds you all well and prospering in your woodworking endeavors. I know its been a while since you’ve heard from me on this blog. The past year has been a season of change for me, and it’s been difficult to find the time to write. I’m writing now […]

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