Saturday, May 16, 2020


This is what I came up with; dry fit of the Don Draper drinks cart. Still needs some shaping. Definitely a mockup/prototype, couple things I need to tweak.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Further Exploring

I figured Don Draper's (Mad Men) drinks cart would make a fun project. Curves, sculpted joinery etc. Bit like making a chair.

Turns out it was designed by an Italian designer in the early 50's, Cesare Lacca. He made a few different bar carts, all cool. I pieced together a full scale drawing from a pretty crappy internet photo. Started making patterns. we'll see where this prototype goes.

Spoon Carving

I shadowed a spoon carving course at the school recently. Highly addictive stuff. Prepping for class:

Paper Birch, still green, fresh off the bandsaw:

My carving efforts:

Shop storage

Made a little dovetailed hanging drawer to store card scrapers etc.

The bench room Bessy's were housed in clamp cabinets, made from some Cherry I harvested with Dan many years ago.

Longer K body's sneaked in next to the dust collector.

I mocked up a machine cut drawer joint for students who don't want to cut dovetails. The Half Blind Dado Rabbet, from the Rogowski Joinery book.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Teaching and Turning

I've been enjoying teaching at Urban Woodworker this year -

Exploring some turning on the school lathe.