welcome to my blog

designing and building with wood channels my creativity and challenges my mind.
This blog is a record of my life in my studio.


I use a mix of hand and power tools when building my designs.  I am always learning new techniques, from traditional joinery to designing for CNC machines.

My favorite tools are my Robland X31 combination machine, and Stanley No.4 smooth plane.  I find myself going to each of these tools nearly every day. 

I also have an array of tools and supplies for finishing, an all-important, often overlooked part of the woodworker's repertoire.  I have experience with dozens of different finishing processes, to make sure every piece looks its best.    

My customers like the fact that I have some production-size tools to help complete their commissions fairly quickly, and the techniques and hand tools to deliver clean, professional results.

For those who are in need of certain capabilities, here is a rundown of the primary unique-purpose tools I have available for your project:

Robland x31 Combination Machine:
  • Left-tilt sliding table saw - 3hp, 10" blade
  • Reversible shaper -3hp, 0.75 & 1.25" shafts
  • Jointer/planer - 3hp, 12" head
  • Mortising table - 3hp, 5/8" chuck
Stand-Alone Machines:
  • Maggi Steff 2048 bi-directional 4-wheel powerfeed
  • Right-tilt table saw - 5hp, 12" blade
  • Band saw - 3hp, 14" throat, 14" re-saw capacity
  • Compound miter saw
  • Drum sander - 18" drum (32" max capacity)
  • Belt/disc sander - 6x48" belt, 10" disc
  • Oscillating spindle sander
  • Router table w/ 1.75hp router, 1/4 & 1/2" collets
  • Plunge route, 2hp
  • Variable-speed wood lathe w/rotating headstock and outboard tool rest, 14" swing
  • Finish spray system - HVLP 4 stage turbine
  • Explosion-proof spray booth
  • small drill press with 0 runout
  • Large drill press with 1/500" runout at chuck, 17" throat, 2 hp
  • Beall 3-stage wax buffing system
  • Shaped abrasive buffing/sanding/shaping wheel 
  • Pancake compressor & air nail guns, including floor nailer, stapler, pin nailer, finish nailer 
  • slow speed wet grinder
Traditional Hand Tools:
  • Full suite of hand-held cabinetry tools, carpentry tools, hand planes, and hand-held power tools
Proprietary Joinery Systems:
  • Kreg Pocket Hole
  • Festool Domino
  • Self-centering dowel jig