Welcome to my website

I’ve long felt the need to work with my hands, no matter the materials — cloth, metal, or wood — and this new website showcases the fruits of my latest endeavor. Woodworking with hand tools in the traditional manner is such a rewarding way to work, from the scents of the different woods as I saw pieces to length, to the shape and thickness of the various shavings that come out of my planes.

All purchases go towards helping me enter a traditional Catholic Benedictine Monastery, through travel costs and other expenses that will come up between now and when I enter.

Recent Posts

Dovetailed Storage Box – Part II

Finally got around to finishing my storage box this week. I began by adding a dovetailed skirt around the bottom of the box, which gives extra rigidity and prevents the dovetails from ever coming apart - not that they would to begin with. These truly are the strongest...

Dovetailed Storage Box – Part I

I need something in which to store and display items for upcoming craft fairs that I am attending, and decided to make a couple of dovetailed storage boxes. These would be basic and utilitarian, and yet at the same time, demonstrate the beauty of traditional...

Custom Cherry Wood Shadow Box

This is a long overdue post going back to July when I completed a custom-made shadow box out of cherry for my client at cShoresal.com. I had made the original prototype out of some scraps of maple using dovetails, but I wasn't quite happy with their look - they seemed...

Shadow Box Prototype

I spent the past couple of days working on a prototype shadow box for a client. A shadow box is similar to a picture frame, except that it is more often used to display small three-dimensional objects such as jewelry or coins. I decided to use up a very warped,...