woodworking heroes

Glues – Part 3: Super Glue

by Dale on December 17, 2013

Super glue, instant glue, cyanoacrylates of various brand names is one of the relative new comers on the woodworking scene. I believe it was originally developed for surgeons to use to glue skin cuts back together instead of using sutures. If you have ever used it, you can attest to its skin bonding ability. If […]


Stickley Sideboard Class

by Dale on August 11, 2013

If you have been wanting to build the sideboard this year, now is the time to do it. The sideboard is very similar to the modern factory made one by the L. & J.G., Stickley Co. only better… Their construction method has the gallery on the back as an add-on piece – attached to the […]


Aim for the Best with One of my Classes

by Dale on May 29, 2013

Last week and weekend, our school had two full classes – back to back. We had a great group of like-minded students making it a fun and enjoyable class. The plan was to complete the Thorsen Table in five days, then put the stain, and finish on the tables in the Fearless Finishing class. Well, […]


Trimming Tenons to Fit Mortises

by Dale on May 13, 2013

The Easy and Inexpensive Way Making tenons on a table saw with a dado blade and sled is the way I make them fix exact. However, occasionally they end up a bit too tight. Recently I read an article that said you have to have a shoulder plane for this task. A shoulder plane costs […]


New Article features Dale Barnard

Bob Lang with Dale Barnard

by Dale on November 10, 2012

Learn more about Dale, his teaching style, shop and why he’s in with the seven other “woodworking heroes”. The November issue of  Popular Woodworking magazine is a Special Issue which features “Talking Shop with 8 Top Makers” and marks the 200th issue of the magazine. For that occasion they changed the format to feature eight profiles […]