Small town life, page 2 - 01/09/2022 Valley Nebraska where my dad's store was located was typical of the situation all across the US as small towns were gradually being gobbled up by the expansion of larger cities. Shopping in Omaha offered a much wider variety of goods than what my father could offer in his store. He did take a l [...]
small town life - 01/08/2022 In 1963 my father and mother bought a small store in Valley Nebraska. My father, having worked for various corporations and as manager of a large hardware and sporting goods store in Omaha wanted a business of his own and a small inheritance from my great aunt Allene, gave my parents some funds to [...]
the hidden spline joint - 01/05/2022 Fine Woodworking has offered a free video online taken from my Basic Box Making DVD. It shows how to make a hidden spline box joint and covers the construction of the necessary jig. It should be useful to anyone with a love of making boxes. Make, fix and create...
oiling boxes - 08/25/2021 I've been applying danish oil to boxes as you can see in the photo. The 20 boxes were made during the late spring and early summer but waited patiently while I sanded them and got them ready for finish. The finish used is inspired by the Sam Maloof formula that you can mix yourself. Mix 2 [...]