Japanese Woodworking

Japanese woodworking has been around for hundreds of years. The first great revolution of Japanese joinery was during the Yayoi period (200 B.C – A.D. 250). This period was marked by the introduction of iron tools. Two popular joinery pieces were tenons and mortises. The next major period of Japanese woodworking was the Tumulus period,Continue reading “Japanese Woodworking”

Turtle Towers Collaboration

With spring in full swing, our campus is coming to life. Birds are chirping, the insects are back, and baby turtles are starting to be seen walking around campus. As a result, my science class was tasked with creating a bigger enclosure for our turtles. There needed to be a table to hold the tanks,Continue reading “Turtle Towers Collaboration”

Fresh Cuts: Baseboards

“Measure once, cut once” Ever wondered how to cut a baseboard? In this thread I’m explaining my measure and angle techniques. Step 1. First I need to make an interior miter cut at 45 degrees to fit in my other baseboard (Example 2). Before I do that I need to change my “chop saw” toContinue reading “Fresh Cuts: Baseboards”

How to Create a Dutch Door

It all started when the Tiny House arrived back at the school. It came back without a door and I thought to myself – “What is the fun of just installing a normal door? Let’s make it more complex by taking a slab door and creating a dutch door!”  So when the slab door gotContinue reading “How to Create a Dutch Door”