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    You do beautiful work, LS.

    Many of our gentle readers are unfamiliar with the difficult nature of small things.

    Even the dividers are flashy.

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    is the dog n your avatar a brittany?

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    Hi Lee - I am planning to make a table set for my granddaughter and would love a copy of your plans. You can email to or send to fred henkin, 94 marlene dr. westerville, ohio 43081. I'd be glad to reimburse you for any copying and shipping cost.

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    Happy, Happy Birthday Lee!
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    Happy Birthday, Lee!
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    Happy Big 6-0 Lee!!! Hope it's a great one!
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I've been a woodworker for more than 50 years, I started out making projects with my father and grandfather, then learned more about wood working in school shop classes. Most of what I have learned about woodworking is by trying and doing and seeing.

My Grandfather was a RR engineer, a carpenter and a blacksmith. He worked for the Erie RR for over 30 years. He used to make his own garden tools from old car springs. I had the privilege to watch him make some of the tools I now own.

My father was career Air Force serving for 30 years. I lived in numerous places growing up and got to see a good portion of this country as we traveled. My Dad started woodworking when I was in my early teens and I was a helper on some of his projects. He continued woodworking when he retired until his death.

I started woodworking in elementary school shop class. After graduation and during my early Naval career, my wife wanted a sewing cabinet and I decided I could make it. I purchased a router and a jig saw and made her a custom sewing cabinet for her sewing machine and sewing materials. She still has the cabinet and refuses to let me make her a new one. Most of my woodworking equipment was acquired in the same way, being purchase to allow me to make furniture and other items we wanted.

I design most of my own furniture and cabinets using techniques I have seen or read about. I primarily make furniture and other items for friends, relatives or charities. My shop is a converted two car garage and at times there is barely enough room to get around between the wood projects and equipment. I tend to keep short cutoffs and thin strips, because you never know when you will need a small piece.

I married my high school sweetheart and we have two children a daughter and and a son and four grandchildren.

I graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy , served five years on active duty and 21 in the reserves. I retired as a Navy Captain.

I worked in industry as an engineer for over 30 years.
McKean, PA
Woodworking, Hunting, Fishing, Beekeeping, RC aircraft, hiking, camping, cycling, crosscountry skiing, bird watching


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How to make raised panels on a table saw.

by Lee Schierer on 02-07-2024 at 7:56 PM
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When I first started making better quality furniture, money was pretty tight back then and I had just purchased a new table saw. LOML always want raised panels on the doors and drawers. The only methods I could find on the internet that showed how to make raise panels, left a sharp corner on the edges of the raised part of each panel. One day after playing around a bit, I came up with a way to make nice raised panels that had a smoother transition from the beveled surface to the face of the panel.

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