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Midwest Woodworking

Posted on December 11th, by Andy Brownell in Around the shop. No Comments

I recently came across a supply of lumber from a business here in Cincinnati, OH, Midwest Woodworking. It is owned by a second generation businessman, Frank David. The warehouse he has is probably well over 40,000 sq feet. Spread out across 2 floors are some of the longest complete boules of lumber I’ve ever seen in Sapele, Mahogany and Makore.

He lets customers dig through some of the most amazing piles of lumber and pick your favorite boards. One board, or 1,000’s of bd/ft, whatever you want. The prices are simply insane for the quality of lumber he has. Definitely half … Read More »

Woodworking in America 2009

Posted on August 25th, by Andy Brownell in Around the shop, Gorilla Glue. No Comments

An Eye-Opening Experience

I have to admit, I wasn’t sure what to expect of the event when I arrived, but as the weekend went on, one thing became clear to me; I am nowhere near alone with my passion for woodworking. In fact, attending an event like this one provides each of the attendees with a confirmation of what we already know. Crafting something with our hands in wood is a truly organic and gratifying creative experience. Sharing those experiences and perspectives with others who truly understand what drives us, is exactly the point of an event like Woodworking in … Read More »

Woodworking Daydreams

Posted on July 16th, by Andy Brownell in Around the shop, Gorilla Glue. No Comments

Thinking about furniture and the wood that goes into it.

Lately it seems much of my free time is spent thinking about woodworking. Case in point: I was playing golf with some friends about a week ago and found myself far off of the fairway where I was supposed to be, and instead, next to an old dead oak tree. With not much more than a shell of its former grandeur, I couldn’t help but be amazed at the mass this tree once occupied. Even as it stood with only 8’-10’ feet remaining, it had to be at least 5-6 feet … Read More »