SketchUp Class May 6 & 7, 2017 – Pittsburgh Area

It’s now official! The class scheduled for May 6 & 7 in Pittsburgh, PA is set to go. There are still a limited number of spaces available, so if you’re ready to learn how to make 3D models with SketchUp, … Continue reading

Stickley Bookcase Class Results

Last fall I spent a week at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking near Indianapolis, Indiana, leading a group of woodworkers in the construction of reproductions of the iconic Gustav Stickley/Harvey Ellis No. 700 Bookcase. Marc Adams’ classes are always … Continue reading

SketchUp Woodworking Class-Pittsburgh Area-May 6 & 7, 2017

Thanks to the organizing efforts of one of my readers I will be teaching a two-day SketchUp Woodworking class this May 6-7, 2017 in the Pittsburgh, PA area. This class will focus on woodworking, but the 3D modeling techniques you … Continue reading

Stumpy Nubs Video Review — “SketchUp For Kitchen Design”

James Hamilton (aka Stumpy Nubs) has included a video review of my latest book “SketchUp For Kitchen Design”. Jim is the host/author/publisher of the online “Stumpy Nubs Woodworking Journal”  and you can read the latest issue (and start your free … Continue reading

2017 Classes At Marc Adams School of Woodworking

Marc Adams School of Woodworking is a special place and I’ve been invited to teach a few classes at MASW in 2017. It is the largest woodworking school in the country with an incredibly well-equipped shop and an experienced staff … Continue reading

Review of SketchUp For Kitchen Design

Bob Lang's "SketchUp For Kitchen Design"

Win a copy of SketchUp For Kitchen Design — Leave a comment on Jeff Branch’s blog Woodworking is an interesting blend of the practical and the romantic. Like most woodworkers I swing back and forth; I love the artistic side … Continue reading

Byrdcliffe Sassafras Leaves Carving-Left

This piece is for sale, in stock for immediate delivery. Scroll down for purchasing information. This carving is based on the left hand door panel of the Byrdcliffe linen press. The original linen press is in the Metropolitan Museum in … Continue reading

Byrdcliffe Saffafras Leaves Carving-Right

This piece is for sale, in stock for immediate delivery. Scroll down for purchasing information. It doesn’t seem like ten years have passed since I built a reproduction of the Byrdcliffe Sassafras Linen Press, but time has marched on. Building … Continue reading

Look Inside “SketchUp For Kitchen Design”

To give you a better idea of what my new book “SketchUp For Kitchen Design” is like, I recorded a short video. Kitchens aren’t the most glamorous woodworking projects, but a new kitchen has been, and will be among the … Continue reading

SketchUp For Kitchen Design Model Collection

As an independent author/publisher I enjoy being free of corporate policies and rigamarole, so I can give stuff away if I think it makes a product better. While I was working on my new book “SketchUp For Kitchen Design” I … Continue reading

Stickley No. 700 Bookcase Class at MASW Follow Up

I spent last week in the company of a dozen or so woodworkers at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking in Franklin, Indiana. We were working on reproductions of the iconic Gustav Stickley/Harvey Ellis No. 700 glass door bookcase. This … Continue reading

Harvey Ellis/Gus Stickley No. 700 Bookcase PDF Download Plans

Harvey Ellis/Gustav Stickley No. 700 Bookcase Plans Available for instant download in PDF format Complete detailed plans to build a reproduction of the Gustav Stickley No. 700 Bookcase 18 letter size pages of detailed drawings Standard views, Details and Exploded … Continue reading

New Book – SketchUp For Kitchen Design

CLICK HERE FOR A VIDEO PREVIEW OF “SKETCHUP FOR KITCHEN DESIGN” SketchUp is the ideal tool to plan a kitchen, whether you are a cabinetmaker, an interior designer, a contractor or a do-it-yourselfer. With a 3D model you can see … Continue reading

Thoughts Occasioned By An Anniversary . . .

 . . . A Plea For a Democratic Art In the October 1904 issue of “The Craftsman” magazine, Gustav Stickley looked back on three years of publishing and many more years as a furniture maker. The article is worth reading … Continue reading

Boxes With Gwinnett Woodworkers Association

There are hundreds of woodworking clubs in the United States, and last week I spent three days + one morning in the company of members of one of the best, the Gwinnett Woodworkers Association. Many of the faces were familiar … Continue reading

Stickley Bookcase Class at Marc Adams Oct.3-7, 2016

There are still a few spots available in my upcoming class at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking in fabulous Franklin, Indiana October 3-7, 2016. CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE MASW WEBSITE AND ENROLL We will spend the week making … Continue reading

Joinery Class in Atlanta September 14-16, 2016

A local woodworking club is a great way to connect with friends you haven’t met yet. One of the best organizations I’ve visited is the Gwinnett Woodworkers Association located in the north east corner of Atlanta, Georgia. I was there … Continue reading

Shop Drawings for Greene & Greene Furniture-TOC

There was a discussion last week over at WoodTalk Online about Darrell Peart’s books on Greene & Greene Furniture and my book “Shop Drawings for Greene & Greene Furniture” was mentioned. The question was about what projects are in the … Continue reading

Review of New Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp

Of course I’m going to tell you that the “New Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp” is the best resource available for woodworkers to get up to speed in 3D modeling – I wrote it and published it. An opinion from someone … Continue reading

PDF Download Plans Now Available

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. You can, but sometimes it takes a while. After my first book, “Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture” was published in 2001 I began selling large format printed plans of many … Continue reading

Harvey Ellis/Gus Stickley Bookcase Desk PDF Download Plans

Harvey Ellis/Gustav Stickley Bookcase Desk Plans Available for instant download in PDF format Complete detailed plans to build a reproduction of this Gustav Stickley Billiard Chair 17 letter size pages of detailed drawings Standard views, Details and Exploded Views Complete … Continue reading