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"

Woodworking is an interesting blend of the practical and the romantic. Like most woodworkers I swing back and forth; I love the artistic side but I also need to pay the bills or put something nice in my house that … 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. Watch the video below to take a four-minute tour of this book. If a kitchen remodel is in your … 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

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

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

New Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp Above the Arctic Circle

The good thing about running an online business is extended reach; folks from the other side of the world purchase and download my book the “New Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp” all the time, usually without a hitch. Once in a … 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

Alabama Woodworkers Guild Follow Up

Bob Lang at Alabama Woodworkers Guild

I had heard nice things about the Alabama Woodworkers Guild before I left last week to teach a two-day seminar in building a Stickley cabinet and an evening SketchUp workshop. When I arrived on Friday I found a shop that … Continue reading

SketchUp Workshop-Birmingham, AL-Friday April 8

Next weekend I will be in Birmingham, Alabama as a guest of the Alabama Woodworkers Guild. On Friday evening, April 8, 2016 from 6-9pm I will be conducting a Woodworking With SketchUp workshop. This special event is open to the … Continue reading

Craftsman Furniture: History vs. Marketing

Harvey Ellis Chair from the Craftsman Magazine

My cynical side believes that there isn’t much difference between history and marketing, and my rational side has to admit that a lot of recorded history exists to sell something. Maybe not a specific product but a set of ideas … Continue reading

SketchUp, Compound Angles and 3D Printing

What do middle school students and amateur carpenters have in common? Neither group realizes how tricky and troublesome compound angles can be. Carpenters will have fits trying to run crown molding and one group of middle schoolers recently hit a … Continue reading