Latest Blog Posts

  • Classroom - Allan Breed School of Woodworking

What’s in a Class?

June 8th, 2018|

“I think I’m going to have to drop out of the class. This is way over my head”. This is what two students in a carving class once told me after seeing what the project was for the week. Admittedly, I had vaguely titled the class “18th century carving”, finally deciding on a pretty fancy cartouche for the project. I talked them into staying, and everything worked out, but it prompts me into thinking about all the associated tools and techniques that accumulate and contribute to a successful class experience. In a recent carving class we covered the usual [...]

  • Custom Built Woodworking Plane

Make Your Own Woodworking Tools

As a woodworker there are a few times when you need something unusual or just in a hurry, and [...]

  • Six Legged Highboy - Legs

Six Legged Highboy – Part One

My wife has wanted a 6 legged William and Mary highboy forever. I am finally chipping away at it bit [...]

  • Marking Gauges

A Broccoli Car

Do you have a special car that you bought that you only use to go out and buy broccoli? Do [...]



Measured from Original Pieces