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Woodworker, Furniture designer/builder, industrial arts educator. Bachelor degree in Furniture Design, and journeyman carpenter, with a 4 year apprenticeship. Currently owner of custom furniture/cabinet shop in Las Vegas, NV. Can answer most woodworking questions EXCEPT those regarding repairs, refinishing, and antiques.

Experience in the area

Bachelor in Furniture Design - Ohio University (1980) Journeyman Carpenter, Local 639 Adult educator - Developed adult education woodworking program for the University of Akron, and taught classes there for 9 years. Opened a private woodworking school in Las Vegas, NV and teach private and semi-private lessons. In 2011, I will begin teaching UNLV woodworking classes at my school. Sweet!


Furniture Society


Tile Design and Installation Magazine (Article on inlaying tile into wood)


Journeyman Union Carpenter Bachelors degree in Furniture Design (Ohio University) College of Hard Knocks!

What do you like about this subject?

Woodworking is the most forgiving medium of all, allowing all types of talent levels to achieve excellent results.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I've been working on a book for years. It will explain how to work with wood using your eyes and your instincts, rather than getting all caught up in dimensions and blue-prints.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

I started out working with marble, glass, bronze and clay, but kept returning to wood as the perfect medium.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

You can't just buy some tools and read a book to magically "become" a woodworker. It's a passion that must brew in your heart, and spill out of your hands.

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2017-03-26 Cabinet hinges:

Hi Doreen,    Believe it or not, I've seen that hinge before. I am not sure, but I think it is an old Amerock hinge, and the only place where you might find it is a catalog or supplier that sells vintage

2016-12-07 single slide drawer:

Hi Rod,    There is a small release tab that must be pressed in, in order to take out the slide. If you look carefully, there will be something that you can press - it may look like a tab, but in some

2016-11-06 Cedar chest / lock box:

Hi Marie,    You need to use an adhesive that will bond metal to wood, and there are a few options - epoxy or Gorilla glue would be good choices.  Wood glue will not work at all.     Epoxy would be a good

2016-05-04 mesquite:

Gabe,    It's hard to say what caused the black spots - but usually it is moisture or a chemical reaction between the wood and metal. If you avoid moisture (use coasters!) and don't have metal sitting

2016-05-04 mesquite:

Hi Gabriel,    If you apply a bleach solution (maybe a cup to a gallon of water or so) to these pieces and let it set on the wood for a bit, the black should come off. That is assuming it's some sort of


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