Patina Reflections


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

Full Figure Legs

So, how do you get your legs to look great?  Exercise?  Not when your legs are like a block of wood.  Maybe adding a nice lift or covering them with a faux finish? I love quartersawn oak.  Making legs that […]

Beginning an Island

Saturday, my wife and I jumped into the truck and headed across the border into Iowa for some quartersawn white oak.  I have oak pieces already, but I wanted some nice 5/4 pieces to make the top of a kitchen […]

Folding Screen – Finished

This past weekend, I completed the work on the folding screens.  I found little time to blog about the process, so I will describe it here. I wanted a finished product that would provide us with about 4 and 1/2 […]

Valentines Day Bread Board

For valentines day, I made a bread board or cutting board for my wife from a number of scrap pieces of wood that I kept from other projects.  One of the pieces came from my first set of projects a […]