Period Methods, Modern Design Tools, Meticulous Craftsmanship



My interest in woodworking started by watching my father and grandfather create pieces, and I am committed to passing on the techniques that I have acquired to the next generation. Here are some outlets.


Mt diablo adult education

I teach a number of woodworking classes at Mt. Diablo Adult Education in Pleasant Hill, California.

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videos on youtube

I’ve made a number of video series on YouTube to illustrate design, construction, and finishing techniques.

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fine woodworking

I am a contributor to Fine Woodworking’s Design. Click. Build. blog, and have released two books through them (Taunton Press) on using SketchUp for Woodworking.

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Sketchup guide: Traditional Cabinets

This book walks you through the process of building projects in 3-D before going into the shop. These three examples range from simple to complex:

  • Shaker-style wall cabinet with dovetail and mortise-and-tenon joinery

  • Arts & Crafts display cabinet with leaded-glass doors

  • Eighteenth-century period reproduction corner cabinet

Sketchup guide for woodworkers

This book is a comprehensive step-by-step manual to help furniture makers master Trimble”s powerful 3-D computer-based drawing program. It's an essential guide for woodworkers who are new to SketchUp or users who want to improve their skills and results.