Our shop is set up for custom work, small production runs, and woodworking instruction.
Carving a shield and gloved hand in low relief for the shop sign.
Applying a rich French polish with shellac on a walnut midcentury credenza.
Using hot sand to shade marquetry pieces for a box lid.
Hand planing is the best way to work the figured grain of a catalpa crotch board.
Sharp handtools make all the difference in producing fine work.
The scrollsaw is the modern equivalent of the "chevalet" used to produce fine marquetry with thin veneers.
A 7-step process is used to recreate a warm, Arts and Crafts finish. Starts with honey amber dye, followed by oil stain, shellac, a dark glaze, more shellac, dark wax finish coat.
Special fixtures like this corner mortising jig make precise joinery repeatable and efficient.
A selection of vintage moulding planes, scrapers, shaves, and drawknifes are used to reproduce period wood surfaces for fine furniture.