Category Archives: NCCW

Fall Fun

Multitasking gets a bad rap. I was always the kid with headphones on listening to music while walking to class, playing Nintendo, or just about anything else that let me. As the gray hair count increases I find myself listening … Continue reading

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Those Who Can, Teach

My local club asked me to teach a class a few weeks ago. I was both excited and honored. We settled on a basic cutting board class as it was geared toward those who’ve never attempted a woodworking project or touched … Continue reading

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Summer Seating Dilemma

A few months after moving into our house in Cleveland, I had to take a two-week trip to Europe for work. This was the first time I’d been away from my wife and daughter for such an extended period. Time zone … Continue reading

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Incorporating CNC Technology

One of the most attractive aspects of the inspirational toy chest was the personalization. I’ve never carved anything and I really wasn’t interested in doing it anyway. It’s a skill for another time. At the community shop I belong to … Continue reading

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Naked…and Ready

Over the past several months, I’ve been battling the heat to crank out a hand tool bench for the NCCW shop with the help of a few other members. Here is the fruit of our labor. I first read about this style … Continue reading

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The Beginning of the Naked Nicholson

It started with a bunch of good promotional videos and blog posts over at Lost Art Press and the need to outfit our community shop with a decent hand tool area. It continued with a conversation with my buddy, and … Continue reading

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Old Oak: Real Old

A few months ago my co-worker informed me of some old beams from his 1850s house. It was one of the first 10 homes built here in our community. He brought me in a sample and I knew right away: white oak…old … Continue reading

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Cutting Board Season 2015

I’m trying to update the blog over the next few weeks with about two month’s worth of work. The low blog activity is actually due to getting more stuff done on the house and in the shop…and sometimes a combination … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

After lots of travel this month I was able to get in the shop this week and bang out one of the toy boxes for Woodworkers Fighting Cancer. If you aren’t aware of this, please head over to Marc’s site … Continue reading

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Local News Coverage

I was featured in a local series called 5 min Q & A. The title is a bit of a misnomer but she gets the points across. Reading my own words reminds me that sometimes you just have to revel in … Continue reading

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