Building a Cobra

I was sorting through the wood scraps in my shop and noticed the contrast between the walnut and poplar, and for some reason, I saw a Cobra. Not the actual snake, but rather the car. The 1966 Shelby Cobra is one of my all-time favorites, and after seeing the Ford vs. Ferrari movie a while … Continue reading Building a Cobra

The Mahogany “Patrick” Desk Restoration

In honor of Hurricane Florence, which is due to hit the east coast in a few hours, I thought I'd start to work on the Mahogany desk that was rescued from my uncle's shop, The Wagon Wheel, in Ellicott City. This was a victim of the May 2018 flood, and it decided that it wanted … Continue reading The Mahogany “Patrick” Desk Restoration

I Visited My Shop This Morning…

My wood shop calls out to me like a haunting voice across the moors. "Mi-ike. . . Miiii-iiike." It's three in the morning, and I wake up in a cold sweat, shaking. I throw of my CPAP mask, unrestrained air barges from the flexible tubing. I whip off the covers and fold them back neatly … Continue reading I Visited My Shop This Morning…