This is my Part III of my Foundational Workshop and so today we start a table in oak. I finished milling the wood and prepping the workshop yesterday with Joseph. I love these workshops so much. it’s the people that come that I enjoy the most and as they do come back time after time we develop quite a relationship, which of course is what life is all about.

Table design is important and looking at the essentials enables us to think through choices we hitherto never thought about. trestle stables, leg shapes, apron sizes and so on all figure into the equation. Other aspects I think of are the people I make for both on a commercial level as a maker but also for friends and relatives through the years. My own children and so on, grandchildren and such. I remember carving the names of my grandchildren into boxes I had made for them. Max. George, Eve, Fred, Jack and now we have one I have missed and two more on the way in a few months. sorry, got off track.

See you in class those of you coming in to North Wales. Safe travels!

  • Brian on A Few Years AgoThe size is great, it looks perfect for storing a day's worth of tools, and there are a ton of details packed in there to learn from: the raised/floating panel in the door, the dra…
  • Steve Treat on A Future PastI really enjoy your writing about woodworking as well as your life journey. Looking forward to reading any additional books (and blogs) you write! You are a great inspiration!
  • Jon on A Few Years AgoThat would make a nice WWMC project. The size is perfect for those who are limited on space.
  • John Cunneen on A Future PastI can't wait for these books. Thank you for your honesty about the craft of woodworking. The lessons, often the simple ones of life are interwoven. Like the rings and grain of timb…
  • john cadd on A Future PastThinking about America where power tools are so dominant with diy fans --Is there a market for specially shaped wooden boxes to contain those power tools ? The cardboard containers…
  • John Spicer on My Latest Giveaway is now OPEN!Hi Paul I have watched your videos regularly for the last few years, some videos multiple times, and my skills have improved so much that it is hard to believe, thanks to you. Cong…
  • John Cadd on A Future PastReturning from Texas to Wales reminds me of a nice story about the singer Charlotte Church who is Welsh . She was invited to sing for George Bush and after the performance she had…