Patina Reflections


Returning to wood and tools after a 20-year hiatus.


My medicine cabinet design includes an ebonized shelf.  Ebony itself is far too expensive for this (and nearly any other project), and I did not want to use something like marble or a synthetic substance.  I chose to continue to […]

Blind Dado Joints

Using the white oak that I bought from a sawmill in Iowa, I laid out the sides for two of the shelves.  Using my router and a 1/2 inch bit, I cut blind dado grooves into the sides.  I want […]

The Hard Way

Our new home (30 years old) came without medicine cabinets.  I decided to put aside other projects and make some.  We love Arts and Crafts, so I searched about for a few ideas. Funny thing, they did not have medicine […]

Lie-Nielsen #4 Plane

I invested in a #4 Lie-Nielsen plane.  This plane is different in a few way from the traditional Stanley/Bailey plane.  The number one difference is that the frog holds the plane iron at a 50 degree pitch as opposed to […]

New Kid in the Crib

London Elle, the sister of Titus is here!  She is a couple of weeks early, and today she took a snooze in the crib.  She looks sooo tiny!  Titus has become a big boy in comparison, and he is quite […]