The Shoppe at 350 Market

If you ever towards Clinton, TN, it’s a short drive to The Shoppe at 350 Market. Worth the trip, Sandy has a collection of Antiques, and Fine Art and garden accessories. Please check out his shop at, you guessed it , 350 Market street in downtown Clinton TN.

The Shoppe at 350 Market



Mary May – Woodcarver

Please take a look at her wonderful work at Cornerstone Creations, LLC in Charleston, SC. As well her blog “Wood Carving Journeys” for all her current projects.


Class date has been changed

The date of the class for blind dovetailed ogee bracket feet has been changed to Sat. Dec. 10. There are still openings for the class.

Clinch River Fall Antique Festival

The 11th annual antique street festival will be Fri. Oct. 7 and Sat. Oct. 8 in Clinton, Tenn. I’ll be demonstrating Sat. Oct. 8 on the patio at The Shoppe At 350  Market. Hope to see you all then . It will be fun and some great buys in antiques.

Workbench that is easy to move

This is a work bench made by Sjobers in Sweden that Woodcraft carries. With a little modification it is great for the job site or demonstrations. It comes with a tail vice and two rows of dogs. At 32″ high that is a little low for me. I made raising blocks out of 2″x 6″ hemlock This added some much needed weight. The bench didn’t have a side vice. When the vice was installed again the weight helped. Also added was the board support with 3/4″ holes two inches apart. The bench is quite sturdy for surface  or edge planeing .

Butlers Desk

This is a Butlers desk that I just found. It is in very good condition. The desk has the original finish and hardware. It is made out of Cuban mahogany, secondary wood is yellow popular. This desk can be dated by the wave molding around the drawers. This molding wasn’t made and used until  1848 and by about 1860 it went out of style. This is in the late Grecian style. Dimensions : height 49″; with 43 1/2″; depth 20 1/2″.    SOLD

The finishing has begun.

Finishing is always my favorite time in a project. The finish brings out the rich color of the wood. After so long sitting in the white the wood comes alive when the finish is applied.


The cellerats are coming along

This one is ready to have the top inlayed.

The drawers are finished.

The cellerats are progressing along. The drawers are finished. The cock beading around the fronts is apple wood.