I don’t love love love love my tools.  My wife and daughters yes, but not my tools.  I do however, almost love the work that fine tools help us do.  There isn’t a nicer sound than the long hiss of a well tuned jointer plane offering up a wood curl just a few cells thick.  Further […]

If asked to name the greatest American architect you know of, who would it be?  I’ll bet you picked Frank.  Yes, the illustrious, flamboyant and dare I say arrogant, Frank Lloyd Wright.  I wonder, when he truly was as good as he was, and knew it as a matter of fact, can that be called […]

My most recent creation, a commission actually, is a valet chair, complete with hangers, hat stand, belt hook and junk tray.   The part of the chair where the hangers hang on which also form the two center rungs of the chair, are made of forged bronze.  The top ends are forged into a taper and […]

Rupert Williamson, though lesser known than Makepeace is every bit as gifted.  When it comes to chair design, I’d call him a Rocket.  Oh he can and has done other stuff as well. A bookcase that looks like undulating seaweed, is very much a jaw dropper.  I only saw the pictures and the model but […]

This past March my wife and I made a long overdue trip to England.  Though like the US it has its issues, I love that country almost as much as ours.  While there, we had the great pleasure of visiting two furniture artists and the great honor to meet and attend the Enthronement of the […]