Woodcraft In Spokane Washington
Posted on February 28, 2013
David will be teaching two all-day hands-on classes on May 18 & 19, 2013 at the Woodcraft of Spokane, Washington. Details on the classes page.


Wood Whisperer Review Of Double Bevel Marquetry DVD
Posted on January 22, 2013
Marc Spagnuolo of the Wood Whisperer just posted a great review of David’s Double Bevel Marquetry DVD. You can read the review posted, and also listen to a discussion of the DVD between Marc and Matt Vanderlist, the host and creator of Matt’s Basement Workshop Podcast. They have a very candid discussion about the DVD.

Click here for the review.

Here's a link to purchase the DVD in our store.


Desert Woodturning Roundup
Posted on January 20, 2013
David will be demonstrating at the 2013 Desert Woodturning Roundup in February. Click through for the details...


2013 Studio Class Schedule Added
Posted on December 14, 2012
We've just put the 2013 class schedule online, with new classes, an updated Gilding and Patination class, and some favorites. Check them out here.

WoodWorks Episode Video Previews
Posted on November 4, 2012
We've begun adding previews of the WoodWorks episodes available for individual download and on the complete season DVDs. Season 1 Episodes 1 - 6 are now available on David's YouTube channel, and linked here.

WoodWorks Season 1 Customer Comment
Posted on October 26, 2012
On purchasing his WoodWorks Season 2 DVD today, Keith Sipes I noticed his comment about the first season DVD he has and thought it succinctly summed up why the DVDs are being so well received.

"Haven't finished the first one yet but these are great! Couldn't possibly remember all this great information from watching the shows!"


WoodWorks Season 2 DVD Available Now!
Posted on October 18, 2012
WoodWorks Season 2 DVD has another 13 episodes loaded with woodworking content, tips, and techniques, as David takes you step-by-step on how he made a specific piece of contemporary studio furniture that he designed specifically for the show. Click here for the store.

Pasadena California Appearance
Posted on September 25, 2012
David will be teaching at this year's Woodworking in America Conference held by Popular Woodworking Magazine. The event is being held in Pasadena, Calif. on October 12, 13, 14. Details after the jump...


WoodWorks Episodes Available Here Now!
Posted on September 13, 2012
We finally have an answer to the many emails asking about purchasing WoodWorks episodes...


David's Double Bevel Marquetry DVD Is Released
Posted on July 16, 2012
David's latest DVD, Double Bevel Marquetry is released and we've just added it to the store...


World-Renowned Larry Robinson Guest Instructor Returns In December
Posted on March 23, 2012
(Sold Out) David is proud to have Larry Robinson return as as his Guest Instructor to teach a two-day hands-on class on Inlay in December. This is a rare opportunity to learn the esoteric art of inlay from a very unique master. No previous experience is required to take this class. Details on the classes page.


David Has Just Posted A New YouTube Video On Inspiration
Posted on December 8, 2011
Ever wondered how David comes up with inspirations for his woodworking?


2012 Class Schedule Has Been Posted
Posted on December 7, 2011
We have posted David's 2012 Studio Class Schedule for group classes being offering in the Workshop / Studio in Santa Rosa, CA. Be sure and check the Classes page for class details, including two new classes and some student favorites.


New Note Cards And Prints Available
Posted on November 19, 2011
We have for sale in our Store a new line of Note Cards and Prints that are reproductions of David's original artwork.


David Discussing Form In Woodturning Video Added to YouTube Channel
Posted on October 20, 2011
David has just posted a new YouTube titled Vessel and Bowl Forms. One of the most important things in woodturning is the form. This video gives you David's technique to help come up with a good form for turning a vessel or bowl.


David Teaching Classes At Woodcraft Of Boise
Posted on September 6, 2011
David is returning to the Woodcraft of Boise to teach classes at the end of October, including an all-day hands-on class on Finishing. Details are available on the Classes page under Classes at Other Locations.


New Vessel From David
Posted on August 29, 2011
This is a new piece that David recently sold at the AAW Auction held during their 2011 Symposium in June. The vessel is composed of Maple and Poplar, with layers of cobalt blue Japan paint, silver leaf, chemical patina, mica powders, and lacquer, rubbed to satin sheen.

This and many of David's other pieces can always be found in the Portfolio Section of the website.


2011 Marquetry & Inlay Class Highlights July 2011
Posted on August 22, 2011
David recently taught a 3-day hands-on Marquetry & Inlay class at his Workshop / Studio in Santa Rosa, California. The sold-out class was a great success as the students produced some wonderful work and learned numerous techniques. Here are some highlights from the class...


David Looking For Turning Blanks Added to YouTube Channel
Posted on August 13, 2011
Out in the woods, digging through piles of logs, David is looking for the right pieces to turn into bowls on his lathe. The wood needs to meet his criteria and be the right species. Good fun in the woods!


Houston Charity Meet And Greet
Posted on August 12, 2011
David will be doing three Meet and Greets in Houston benefiting Turning Point Center, a senior assistance charity. Please see details here...

Stuart Batty Videos
Posted on June 19, 2011
During Stuart's recent class he taught at David's school, they captured video and made a couple of very nice videos. You can check them out after the jump...


Two New Turned Vessels
Posted on May 7, 2011
David recently completed two turned vessels which he submitted to the Hawaii's Woodshow 2011 sponsored by the Hawai'i Forest Industry Association. The show was on display at the Academy Art Center in Honolulu in April. David designed the two vessels to resonate with the natural woods of Hawaii. Descriptions here...


David Is Profiled In Woodturning Magazine
Posted on May 6, 2011
David appears on the cover and has an In Profile article in the May 2011 issue of the prestigious British magazine Woodturning produced by GMC Publications. Courtesy of the file people at GMC Publications/Woodturning magazine, we have a PDF of the article available here for you to read.


One on One Consulting
Posted on April 26, 2011
Need some help on a project? David now offers consulting...


Lie-Nielsen Toolworks Hand Tool Event
Posted on February 9, 2011
David's hosting this Lie-Nielsen free event at his shop March 25 and 26. Please click the photo above for details from Lie-Nielsen.


2011 Classes In David's Workshop / Studio Added!
Posted on December 1, 2010
We've posted the group classes David is teaching in his Workshop/Studio in Santa Rosa, CA for 2011. Click here to go to the Classes page to see what he's offering next year.

Two New Class Photo Galleries Added
Posted on August 30, 2010
We've added photos from both the Marquetry and Wall Scupture classes to David's Photo Album. Check them out and see all the creative work done by the students during class.

David Will Be On The Road This Fall
Posted on August 23, 2010
David's traveling schedule for classes has been updated today. Check it out to see if he might be coming to a location near you. David's Classes and Appearances


New Sculptures In Portfolio
Posted on August 23, 2010
We've added three new pieces to the sculpture section of David's portfolio. See them here.


Harlequin Vessel Video Added to YouTube Channel
Posted on August 6, 2010
David has just posted a new YouTube video titled Eucalyptus Vessel...


AAW Photos Added To David's Album
Posted on July 18, 2010
Be sure and check out David's photos from the 2010 AAW in the photo album.


David Demonstrating At 2010 AAW
Posted on May 17, 2010
David will be demonstrating at the 2010 annual Symposium of the American Association of Woodturners in Hartford, CT on June 18, 19, and 20, 2010. He will be performing demos on gilding turned vessels and on applying patinas to the gilded vessels. Please check the AAW website for more information about the 2010 Symposium.


Marquetry And Inlay Class Date Change
Posted on May 17, 2010
The dates for David’s 3-day hands-on class studio class on Marquetry And Inlay has been moved to July 16 - 18, 2010. There's still plenty of time to sign up for this popular class. Details and signup are available on the classes page.


2010 Class Schedule Has Been Posted
Posted on December 16, 2009
We have posted David's 2010 Class Schedule for his hands on group classes being offering in his Workshop/Studio in Santa Rosa, CA. Be sure and check the Classes page for classes in the studio and those David travels for.

The Wood Whisperer On David's Bandsawn Veneers DVD
Posted on December 8, 2009
”I had a blast watching it and I thought it was very thorough. I know many folks who saw your short episode years ago on Woodworks were probably hungry for more detail, and that's exactly what they would get out of this.”

Marc Spagnuolo The Wood Whisperer


David's Bandsawn Veneers DVD Is Released
Posted on November 15, 2009
David's latest DVD, Bandsawn Veneers is released and we've just added it to the store...

New DVD on Bandsawn Veneers Soon To Be Released
Posted on October 15, 2009
David's latest educational woodworking DVD on Bandsawn Veneers is in the final stages of editing and should be ready for sale here in about a month.

David's intro to the video: "On this DVD I will share with you the methods that have worked for me and my students for over 25 years to produce resawn veneers 3/32 of an inch thick." Here's an excerpt from the DVD showing David performing "the nickel test" on his jointer: Nickel Test Video


Remembering James Krenov
Posted on October 1, 2009
David shares his memories of James Krenov...


David's Award Winning Piece
Posted on August 24, 2009
David's new piece titled Alchemist's Vessel, made from Spalted Maple Burl, Silver and 22 Karat Gold Leaf, and Walrus Tusk Ivory was selected as the 2009 Best Turned Piece at the Artistry in Wood show sponsored by the Sonoma County Woodworker's Association. You can see more photos of the piece here in the portfolio section. It is also on display at the Sonoma County Museum through September 20.

Two Of David's Pieces On Display
Posted on June 22, 2009
David will have two pieces in the Fine Art in Wood and Furniture exhibit at The Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom, Californina from July 24 to Septebmer 10. All exhibits are free and open to the public. The pieces from David are a sculpture that is a curved, tapered hexagonal hollow form that has been veneered with quilted afzelia wood from Laos. The second piece is a Contemporary Walnut Bench with Copper Bases. Please download this postcard for details.


World Renowned Larry Robinson Guest Instructor Returns In December
Posted on June 20, 2009
David is proud to have Larry Robinson return as as his Guest Instructor to teach a two-day hands-on class on Inlay in December. This is a rare opportunity to learn the esoteric art of inlay from a very unique master. No previous experience is required to take this class. Details on the classes page.


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Remembering Sam Maloof
Posted on May 30, 2009
David has sent along these thoughts on the passing of Sam Maloof...


More Photos From David's Trip To Thailand And India
Posted on May 7, 2009
We've added a set of photos from David's trip to Thailand and India. This time from his visit to the Taj Mahal . Click here to view his pictures.


Photos From David's Trip To Thailand And India
Posted on March 18, 2009
We've posted photos from David's amazing trip to Thailand and India in February. Click here to view his pictures.

A Video Tour Of David's Shop
Posted on January 22, 2009
A while back Marc Spagnuolo, aka The Wood Whisper and one-time apprentice under David was by the shop and did up a nice video tour of the shop. Check it out, and a couple surprises, on his site. Shop Tour Part I and Shop Tour Part II.

Woodcraft Classes
Posted on January 19, 2009
In addition to the classes at Woocraft in Houston coming right up this weekend, we have new classes scheduled at Woodcraft stores in Sterling Heights Michigan, Boise Idaho and Spokane Valley Washington now. Please see the classes page for details.

Scrapers DVD Feedback
Posted on January 10, 2009
Now that the Scrapers DVD has started shipping, we were delighted to receive this positive feedback...

Guest Instructor Class Descriptions Have Been Added
Posted on January 6, 2009
We have added descriptions for the classes being taught by guest instructors Stuart Batty and Eli Avisera to the classes page. We have also begun taking deposits as well.

Many 2009 Studio Classes Have Been Added
Posted on December 13, 2008
We've just added a number of studio classes to the 2009 schedule. Look for turning classes with guest instructors Stuart Batty and Eli Avisera, in addition to popular classes with David on Gilding and Chemical Patinations, Marquetry and Inlay, Combining Vessel Turning With Gilding and Chemical Patination and Band Sawn Veneers. Details on the Classes page.


"Scrapers" DVD
Posted on December 12, 2008
Ranking right at the top of instructional DVDs requested for David to offer is this new "Scrapers" DVD. It is 56 minutes long, and available now in the store for $34.95!

Woodwork Magazine Article Scans
Posted on December 9, 2008
We have scans of the nice article on David from the October issue of Woodwork Magazine...


American Marquetry Society Main Activity Day
Posted on September 24, 2008
David will be presenting in San Jose, CA Saturday at the 2008 AMS Marquetry Show. Details here...

Texas And Florida Woodcraft Classes Added
Posted on September 5, 2008
We've added the annual November Texas Woodcraft class tour as well as four days of classes in December at the Orlando Woodcraft to the class schedule. Please see the Classes page for details.


Woodwork Magazine Cover
Posted on August 31, 2008
The October issue of Woodwork Magazine has a nice article on David along with cover photos from David's shop.

YouTube Video Added
Posted on August 16, 2008
We've added our fourth video to David's YouTube channel. This time it's highlights from the David's June Marquetry and Inlay Class at the studio / shop in northern California. You can see the latest videos by clicking the YouTube link on the left of the page here or you can also go to David's channel directly: Youtube.com/user/djmarks44


It's Class Photo Time
Posted on August 11, 2008
Here is the final August Combining Vessel Turning with Gilding & Chemical Patination class photo showing off class projects and attendees.


The Things People Say
Posted on August 9, 2008
Mike Ferreira of Visions in Wood in Ridgefield, Washington has really taken to the patination process David both teaches regularly and features on a DVD available from the site here. He sent along this kind note about it...

More Woodcraft Classes Added
Posted on August 9, 2008
We've added October classes at Woodcraft in Virginia Beach / Norfolk, Virginia and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Class details and schedule available on the classes page.


WoodCentral Chat Archived
Posted on July 30, 2008
David's recent chat with host Ellis Walentine at WoodCentral about Metal Leafing & Patination has been edited and archived on their site. You can check it out here.

YouTube Video Added
Posted on July 3, 2008
We've added our third video to David's YouTube channel. This time it's highlights from the April Turning and Gilding Class at the studio / shop in northern California. You can see the latest videos by clicking the YouTube link on the left of the page here or you can also go to David's channel directly: Youtube.com/user/djmarks44

Guest Chat At Woodcentral.com 7/2
Posted on July 2, 2008
Look for a David to do a guest chat tonight at 9:30 PM in the Woodcentral.com chatroom. Tonight's topic is gilding and patination.


Second Class Added: World Renowned Larry Robinson Guest Instructor To Teach Inlay Class
Posted on May 17, 2008
The first class was so popular, Larry and David are happy to announce a second class with Larry Robinson as Guest Instructor to teach a two-day hands-on class on Inlay this December. This is a rare opportunity to learn the esoteric art of inlay from a very unique master. No previous experience is required to take this class. Details on the classes page.

David's Traveling Schedule Updated
Posted on March 25, 2008
We've updated the Classes and Appearances page for David's travel with several new dates. Two sessions teaching at Marc Adams School of Woodworking, a session at William Ng School of Fine Woodworking and a visit to the Greenville Woodworks Guild Annual Master Series have been added.

Visiting With David & Victoria Marks
Posted on March 3, 2008
Last August, "The Woodwhisperer" sat down with David and Victoria, and taped it as Episode 24 of his video blog. You can check it out at TheWoodwhisperer.com.


World Renowned Larry Robinson Guest Instructor To Teach Inlay Class In May 2008
Posted on January 23, 2008
David is proud to present Larry Robinson as his Guest Instructor to teach a two-day hands-on class on Inlay this May. This is a rare opportunity to learn the esoteric art of inlay from a very unique master. No previous experience is required to take this class. Details on the classes page.

David Is Hitting The Road Again In Early 2008
Posted on November 30, 2007
We've posted David's January - March schedule for traveling classes to the site today. Look for him to make it to Columbia South Carolina, St. Louis Missouri, Denver and Loveland Colorado, Appleton Wisconsin, Spokane Washington and San Carlos California. For details, please check the Classes page.

Vacuum Bag Veneering
Posted on November 20, 2007
Woodworker West magazine has kindly let us reprint an article on Vacuum Bag Veneering by David in the November-December 2007 issue. You can view the PDF here.

More 2008 Studio Classes Added
Posted on November 16, 2007
We've just added several new Studio classes to the 2008 schedule. Gilding & Chemical Patination, Marquetry & Inlay, Bentwood Lamination and Bandsawn Veneers. You can see class details and schedules on the Classes page.


Combining Vessel Turning With Gilding & Chemical Patination Class
Posted on November 11, 2007
We've just added two classes featuring the combining of vessel turning with gilding and chemical patination. Details on the classes page. You can also see photos from the most recent turning and gilding class in the Photo Gallery section.


Hawaii Teaching Photo Gallery Posted
Posted on November 11, 2007
David taught three classes on Gilding & Chemical Patination in Hawaii this September. He had the opportunity to teach folks at the Donkey Mill Art Center in Kona on the Big Island, at Alan Wilkinson’s shop on Oahu, and at the Hui No`eau Visual Arts Center on Maui. This was a wonderful opportunity for David to share information with fellow woodworkers and artists and a chance to spend some time visiting the Hawaiian Islands. The photos have been added to the Class Photo Gallery section.

Art Espent Carpenter Scholarship Fund
Posted on October 24, 2007
Baulines Craft Guild has set up a method to take donations in memory of Art Carpenter...

Woodworker West Article On Urea Formaldehyde Glue
Posted on September 24, 2007
An detailed article by David on Urea Formaldehyde Glue is in the September / October editon of Woodworker West magazine. They have kindly sent us a PDF of it to provide readers. It's a hefty download at 1.7mb. Working with Urea Formaldehyde Glue


July Inlay Class Photos
Posted on August 22, 2007
We've added a few photos from our July inlay class to our Photo Gallery page.


Mike Jackofsky Class Photos
Posted on August 21, 2007
We've added a few photos from our recent class with guest instructor Mike Jackofsky to our Class Photo Gallery page.

Visiting Classes Added
Posted on July 22, 2007
David will be teaching in August at the William Ng School of Fine Woodworking and in September at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking. Details are listed on the classes page.


New Patina And Metal Leaf Kit
Posted on July 5, 2007
Ready to give Metal Leaf and Patination a try?

Appearance At AWFS
Posted on July 5, 2007
David will be doing Demos in the Delta/Porter-Cable Booth at AWFS in Las Vegas. Details here...

Guest Instructor Mike Jackofsky Class Revison
Posted on May 31, 2007
The class is now three days...

Two Classes Added To Studio
Posted on March 29, 2007
Visiting turner Mike Jackofsky will here for a Hollow Turning Demo, with some hands-on time in July. David has also added a combination class featuring his popular patina process and hollow vessel turning in August. Check for details on the classes page.

Dublin California Woodcraft Class
Posted on March 11, 2007
We've just added a Bentwood Lamination class at the Dublin, California Woodcraft store on April 7 to the schedule. You can find details on the classes page.

Many Woodcraft Classes Scheduled
Posted on January 17, 2007
David is going to be visiting a number of Woodcraft stores teaching classes between now and March...


First 2007 Studio Classes Are Now Scheduled
Posted on December 20, 2006
David has settled on dates for several of his classes taught in his northern California studio. Now scheduled are Gilding & Chemical Patination, Bentwood Lamination and an Inlay class. See the classes page for information and to sign up. UPDATE: David has also added a Bandsawn Veneers class to the schedule.


Be Sure And Check Our Store For Holiday Gifts
Posted on December 10, 2006
DVDs and T-Shirts are great for the woodworker in your life, and we have them here in our store.

Woodworking Classes Make Great Gifts!
Posted on December 10, 2006
David will be teaching at the Santa Rosa, California Woodcraft Store and at the Denver & Loveland, Colorado Woodcraft stores in January...

IWF Interview
Posted on October 22, 2006
David Thiel interviewed David at the Atlanta IWF show in August and they were kind enough to send us a copy to make available on the site. In it, you can see an interesting turning idea that takes advantage of the Delta laser-equipped drill press David was demonstrating at the show for Delta / Porter-Cable. You can download the 54MB Quicktime file by right-clicking and choosing "save file or target as" here.

Texas Woodcraft Teaching Tour In November
Posted on October 12, 2006
Look for David to make his way around the Texas Woodcraft stores in November teaching a number of classes...


Guest Instructor Michael Hosaluk
Posted on October 8, 2006
We have a very special opportunity to spend some time with and learn from Michael Hosaluk...


Santa Rosa, California Woodcraft Class
Posted on September 11, 2006
This is a special opportunity for folks in northern California to take a class from David at our local Woodcraft store. David will be teaching a Hands On class on Bowl Turning....



Recent Inlay Class
Posted on August 17, 2006
The Hands-On inlay class from early August finished up with the students showing off their pieces above. Nice work by all!


Remembering Art Carpenter
Posted on June 6, 2006
David has penned some thoughts about renowned woodworker Art Carpenter, who recently passed...


Hands-On Inlay Class Scheduled
Posted on June 2, 2006
David has scheduled a new Hands-On Inlay class in August. See details on the classes page.


Rubbing Out The Finish
Posted on April 24, 2006
When I need a more durable finish for a woodworking piece I’ll usually apply lacquer or polyurethane. Both of these finishes are far more moisture and mar resistant than an oil finish...


New DVD: Jigs & Fixtures For Curvilinear Woodworking
Posted on April 8, 2006
David’s new DVD entitled “Jigs & Fixtures for Curvilinear Woodworking” is now available for sale...

April And May Appearances / Teaching
Posted on April 6, 2006
David is going to be moving around a lot in the next couple of months. See if he's coming to your area here...


Cutting Dovetails In 8/4 Stock
Posted on April 6, 2006
There is a lot written about cutting dovetails in 4/4 stock (lumber that is one inch thick) but less information about cutting dovetails in thicker stock...

Class Photos
Posted on March 24, 2006
David has sent along a bunch of photos from recent classes to add to the site. You can check them out here.


Pattern Routing
Posted on February 26, 2006
“I’ll bet you have a warehouse somewhere to store all of your MDF patterns”...


Turned Bowl With Ebony Rim
Posted on January 31, 2006
I like to decorate my bowls, vessels, and wall sculptures with patina finishes...

More Classes Have Been Scheduled
Posted on January 24, 2006
We have added three classes to the schedule. Look for David's popular Gilding, Bentwood Lamination and Bandsawn Veneers hands-on classes in his studio / shop on our classes page.

Woodcraft Teaching Event
Posted on January 21, 2006
David will be teaching at the San Carlos, CA. Woodcraft store January 28-30. Details here...

Woodworking In The New Year 2006
Posted on January 5, 2006
Happy holidays everyone. The New Year is a great opportunity to evaluate your goals and take stock (no pun intended)....


David Hosts Guest Teacher
Posted on December 15, 2005
David is hosting the acclaimed wood turner Malcolm Tibbetts to teach an exceptional Demo Class on Segmented Woodturning...


Bent-Laminated Stretcher
Posted on December 9, 2005
Bent lamination is a technique of sawing wood into thin slices, coating them with glue and clamping them to a form to create curved pieces...

Next Up, The Woodworking Show In Edison New Jersey
Posted on December 9, 2005
Look for David in New Jersey the middle of December...

The Woodworking Show In Arlington Texas
Posted on December 9, 2005
David has made his way to Texas for The Woodworking Shows north-Texas dates...

November Teaching
Posted on November 11, 2005
One trip to Arizona and teaching at the shop this month...


Router Template Inlay
Posted on November 11, 2005
Routers are truly the most versatile wood working tool in the shop...

Gilding And Chemical Patinations Video
Posted on October 18, 2005
This video has been now been published on DVD and is back in stock. Click here for purchasing details.


Making A Wooden Hand Plane
Posted on October 18, 2005
Here's a short article from David on making a wooden hand plane...

Hand Planes Class
Posted on October 17, 2005
We're delighted to announce David will teach a new class starting in January. "Making Wooden Hand Planes and Learning How To Use Them". Please see the classes page for details.

October Teaching / Appearances
Posted on September 28, 2005
David is on the road teaching again in October. Check here to see if he'll be coming near you...


Torsion Box Assembly Table
Posted on September 10, 2005
Having a perfectly flat assembly table is something that I find essential for building fine furniture...

Teaching At Marc Adams School Of Woodworking
Posted on September 4, 2005
David will be teaching two classes at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking in September...


AWFS Appearance In Las Vegas
Posted on September 4, 2005
Delta had a pretty impressive bunch of guys appearing at their booth at AWFS in Las Vegas this past July. In addition to meeting fellow woodworkers from across the United States at this mega woodworking event, David got the opportunity to meet Norm Abram and to see once again his colleague Scott Phillips. Delta had invited David, Norm, Scott and Steve this year to represent Delta for them at AWFS.


Veneered Chessboard
Posted on August 15, 2005
Chessboards have always intrigued me. The game itself is centuries old and has challenged some of the brightest minds on the planet...


Shellac And Wax Finish
Posted on July 31, 2005
Shellac as a finish on wood dates back to the 1600’s and its famed use as “French Polish” began in France in the early 1800’s...

Appearance At AWFS
Posted on July 25, 2005
David will be appearing in the Delta Booth at AWFS on Las Vegas on July 27,2005. AWFS is one of the country’s most important woodworking events of the year. The event is being held at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Drop by the Delta Booth and say hello to David. For more info on AWFS go to www.awfsfair.org.


A Visit With Sam Maloof
Posted on June 26, 2005
Meeting with Sam Maloof at his home...

David's Summer Schedule
Posted on June 5, 2005
David is busy as ever this summer with travel and teaching...

Can't Make It To California For A Class?
Posted on May 25, 2005
David will be teaching for five days in north Texas, July 8 - 12...


Designing A Chair
Posted on May 24, 2005
It has been said by many furniture makers that chairs are one of the most challenging pieces of furniture to build...

Class Waiting Lists
Posted on May 24, 2005
Both the Bandsawn Veneer and Bentwood Lamination classes are sold out. As cancellations happen from time to time, you can put your name on a waiting list by sending in the registration form without payment. Please mark it as a "Waiting List" registration.

Some Father's Day Gift Suggestions
Posted on May 24, 2005
For Father's Day we're going to post David's holiday gift guide again...


Bandsawn Veneer Class Scheduled
Posted on May 3, 2005
David is now taking reservations for a three-day Bandsawn Veneer class in his studio / workshop on September 23, 24 and 25. Check the classes section for details.

David's May Schedule
Posted on May 3, 2005
May is another busy month for David...

Alternative Ways To Dry Wood Turnings
Posted on April 28, 2005
Anyone that has turned a block of wood into a bowl on the lathe soon realizes that it is much easier to turn green wood than dry wood...


Bentwood Lamination Class Scheduled
Posted on April 6, 2005
SOLD OUT. David is now taking reservations for a three-day Bentwood Lamination class in his studio / workshop on August 12, 13 and 14. Check the classes section for details.

April Appearance Schedule
Posted on March 31, 2005
David will be traveling quite a bit in April. Be sure and see if you can track him down at an event near you...


Loose Tenon Joinery
Posted on March 24, 2005
I am often asked why I prefer loose tenon joinery to integral tenon joinery...


Stave Construction
Posted on March 1, 2005
Coopering is an age old craft that involves making barrels from wooden staves. White oak barrels are still the method of choice that the wine industry favors for aging wine...

Sculpting Blade
Posted on February 22, 2005
David has a new favorite sculpting blade, and we even have some here on the site for sale...

Texas Swing December 2004
Posted on January 15, 2005
David managed to slow down long enough to jot down some notes from his trip to Texas last month...


Gilding And Chemical Patination Class
Posted on January 3, 2005
Happy New Year fellow woodworkers! 2005 should be a wonderful year.
After spending the last several months on the road teaching throughout the United States, I am so glad to be back in my workshop/studio in Santa Rosa, California. To start off the New Year, I am offering a class on a process I have spent the last 15 years working with and exploring: gilding and chemical patination.


Bowl Turning
Posted on January 2, 2005
Turning a bowl on the lathe is a fun and rewarding experience, which helps to explain why woodturning has become the fastest growing sector of woodworking in the United States in the new millennium. In this article I will explain the basic process that I like to use when teaching a bowl turning class.

Sharpening Scrapers
Posted on December 14, 2004
Scrapers are one of my favorite hand tools and I find them to be indispensable in the woodshop...

Woodcraft Albuquerque Appearance
Posted on December 7, 2004
David will be making an appearance at the Albuquerque, New Mexico Woodcraft store on Saturday, December 18. Details of the appearnce are here. Please check with the store for the time.

Suggested Gift List For Woodworkers
Posted on December 7, 2004
Hello fellow woodworkers and buyers of holiday gifts for them. I have received lots of emails regarding what I would put on a gift "wish list". Here are 10 items I think any woodworker would use and appreciate...


Gilded Picture Frame with Patina Finish
Posted on December 7, 2004
Gilding is the practice of covering an object with gold leaf or other metals...

Texas Woodcraft Events
Posted on December 2, 2004
A reminder about David's Texas Woodcraft tour starting Sunday in San Antonio...

Snapshots From David's Trip To The AAFW
Posted on November 13, 2004
Rick Ford from the Arizona Association of Fine Woodworkers send along some snapshots from David's appearance there on May 29. Sorry for the late posting of the gallery. AAFW Photo Gallery

Texas Woodcraft Events
Posted on November 3, 2004
David will be teaching at most of the Texas Woodcraft stores in December. Details here...


Forming Curves In A Vacuum Press
Posted on October 31, 2004
The vacuum press is an amazing tool that opens up a world of possibilities for forming curved work.


Double Bevel Marquetry
Posted on October 9, 2004
Thousands of years ago, ancient artisans devised ways to create objects decorated with exquisite inlays of wood, stone, metal, shell, ivory, and other exotic materials...

SOFA / Chicago
Posted on October 7, 2004
David will be attending SOFA / Chicago (International Exposition of Sculpture Objects and Functional Art) on November 4, 5 & 6, 2004...

Woodcraft Knoxville, TN Appearance
Posted on October 7, 2004
David will be doing demos on October 30th at the Knoxville, TN Woodcraft store. Please contact the store for information on attending. Schedule and contact info is here...

Carved Oak Barstool Plan Added
Posted on October 5, 2004
We've added the Carved Oak Barstool, plan #112, to the store.

The Woodworking Shows Schedule
Posted on September 22, 2004
We're happy to announce David will be teaching classes at seven of The Woodworking Shows this season beginning this Friday in Syracuse New York. See the class descriptions and teaching scheudule here...


Design
Posted on September 21, 2004
Out of all the subjects and diverse categories of woodworking, I believe design is the most challenging....


Coloring Wood
Posted on September 7, 2004
Wood does not have one solid, uniform color to it. It is a composition of a range of colors. For example, maple ranges from a white tone to a grayish yellow tone, while cherry is a blend of brown and reddish tones. Bearing this point in mind when I color wood, I strive to maintain the clarity of all the little fine grains in the wood. I accomplish this by mostly using dyes as opposed to stains...

Woodcraft Greensboro, NC Appearance
Posted on August 21, 2004
David will be teaching a class on September 18 at the Greensboro, North Carolina Woodcraft store. Please contact the store for information on attending. Schedule and contact info is here...


California Design 2004
Posted on August 21, 2004
One of David's upcoming WoodWorks show pieces will be exhibited in the upcoming California Design 2004...

Appearance At IWF In Atlanta
Posted on August 19, 2004
David will be appearing in the Mini Max USA booth at the International Woodworking Machinery & Furniture Supply Fair (IWF) at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia on August 26th thru 29th. He will be demonstrating resawing on the Mini Max bandsaw as well bentwood lamination techniques. He will have a few examples of his work there, including a finished piece of furniture from his television show Woodworks. If you are planning to attend the IWF show, please stop by the Mini Max booth (booth number 8352) to say hello.

More Classes Have Been Added
Posted on August 6, 2004
New classes have been added to the classes page, including a Bentwood Lamination class in September and a Band Sawn Veneers class in October, as well as a new two-day Gilding and Chemical Patinations class in October.

Snapshots From Recent Band Sawn Veneers Class
Posted on August 6, 2004
Here are few snapshots from the latest Band Sawn Veneers class. Good fun was had by all...


Jigs And Fixtures
Posted on August 6, 2004
Jigs and fixtures are those indispensable and often mysterious looking wooden things adorning the walls of woodworkers’ shops.


Students Go Wild At The Wood Shed
Posted on August 6, 2004
Like many visitors to David's Wood shed, Marc Spangnuolo has a great reaction to seeing the cool collection of wood inside...


Thoughts On The Bentwood Lamination Class
Posted on July 28, 2004
July 16 - 18, David presented his first in-shop bentwood lamination class. See here what he had to say about it....

David's Reports On AAW Conference
Posted on July 28, 2004
We we noted earlier, David attended the American Association of Woodturners in Florida just last week. Here's his report...


Metal Patinations
Posted on July 28, 2004
A patina is the thin layer that develops on the outer surface of a metal after it has been exposed to the elements. Acids react with the metal, creating a variety of colors and patterns, depending upon the chemicals used and how they are introduced to the metal.


Fuming Wood
Posted on June 23, 2004
Fuming wood is a technique that was widely used during the Arts & Crafts movement in the early 1900’s.

David Is On The Road
Posted on June 14, 2004
David is off doing some teaching, lecturing, demonstrating, learning and personal appearances till early July. Check out his busy schedule...

Summer Classes With David Scheduled
Posted on May 26, 2004
We're delighted to announce David will begin offering classes this summer in his shop/studio in Santa Rosa, California. Read all about it here.


Quarter-Matching Veneers
Posted on May 25, 2004
One of the advantages of working with veneer is the ability to match grain patterns.

Appearance In Arizona May 29
Posted on May 19, 2004
David will be making a an appearance at the Arizona Association of Fine Woodworkers in Glendale Arizona on Saturday May 29. Non-members are welcome and the cost is $25.00 per person and includes lunch. Registration is required and you can find all the details on their nice site linked above.


Finishing Furniture
Posted on May 18, 2004
The finish is usually the last thing that you do when building a piece of furniture, but it is the first thing that someone sees when looking at your work.

New Website
Posted on April 23, 2004
Prior visitors will likely notice the website has a new look. Read more about it here...


Article In Fine Woodworking Magazine
Posted on April 22, 2004
The June issue of Fine Woodworking has an article written by David about his patina finish process.


Cutting Dovetails On The Bandsaw
Posted on April 1, 2004
Dovetails are one of the strongest methods available for joining case goods.


Splined Miters
Posted on April 1, 2004
A splined miter is a strong and attractive way to join frames together.


Bandsawn Veneers
Posted on April 1, 2004
Cutting your own veneers on the bandsaw opens up a world of opportunity in woodworking.


Carving Wood
Posted on April 1, 2004
Carving wood transforms a piece and takes it to another level.


Wooden Hinges
Posted on April 1, 2004
Making your own hinges out of wood, in some instances, can be the perfect complement to a piece. It can be the one element, although thought of as a minor detail that has a major impact on the overall feel of the piece.


Combining Metal And Wood
Posted on April 1, 2004
Designing furniture that uses a combination of metal and wood can give your work a very contemporary look.


Inlay
Posted on April 1, 2004
The art of inlay can be traced back 4,000 years or more to the ancient Egyptians.


Cove Molding
Posted on April 1, 2004
Cove molding is a great way to dress up a cabinet.


Dovetail Jigs
Posted on April 1, 2004
Dovetails are one of the oldest and strongest joints known to woodworkers.


Frame and Panel Construction
Posted on April 1, 2004
Frame and panel construction is a time honored technique that has been used in woodworking for making everything from wall paneling to doors to furniture.


Mortise And Tenon Joints
Posted on April 1, 2004
The construction of furniture can be divided into two main categories; casegood and frame.


Working with Veneers
Posted on April 1, 2004
Throughout history veneering was considered an art form and was generally only commissioned by the very wealthy.


Bent Lamination
Posted on April 1, 2004
The ability to bend wood opens a whole new vocabulary of design expressions.

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