Blacksmith, Cabinetmaker & Designer.
|Kevin uses a blend of traditional
woodworking techniques and modern wood shaping methods. To
produce a functional piece of furniture that will beautify with age,
and will last generations requires a knowledge of joinery. In
most cases the best wood joints are traditional ones, like the
dovetail, mortise and tenon. These joints are only worth
producing if cut to fit tight, The best way to get that fit is by
cutting the joints by hand with saw, chisel and mallet. If done
correctly glue isn't even required (but it still is used).
To save time and energy a lot of the woodwork is getting the rough sawn lumber to the required size. In this case machinery such as the jointer, planer and table saw allow for an economical solution to shaping and cutting by hand with saw and hand plane. In some cases the project requires parts that cannot be created using machinery, in this case they are hand carved using the drawknife and carving gouges.
Some of the hand tools used to shape wood.