Choosing Woodworking Tools Table Saw vs. Band Saw Woodworking tools are what I’ve spent my life using. Woodworking and teaching woodworking classes has been my life’s work, and I’ve always worked under the assumption that every woodworking shop should have a table saw. But lately, I’ve been rethinking that strategy.Continue Reading

Final Mock up, Finished bench, Kelly Parker, Walnut bench

How to Design Furniture (part 1) Learn the Basic of Furniture Design with Kelly Parker In this 2-part article we’ll explore how to design furniture from concept through to a completed prototype using a real-life *commission as an example. This first post describes the processes of sketching and modeling.  The secondContinue Reading

An Evening with Micheal Fortune & Kelly Parker The Florida School of Woodwork offers many opportunities to meet and talk with well-respected, extremely talented woodworkers. Michael Fortune and Kelly Parker recently taught a cabinetmaking class at the school. One evening, local woodworkers had the opportunity to hear a presentation byContinue Reading

learn to sand wood, proper sanding techniques

[Tampa, FL] Today, the Florida School of Woodwork announces their class schedule and guest instructors for 2018. The school was officially established in May of 2017 since being founded as in 2004 as an adjunct to Franklin Street Fine Woodwork. The School is housed in a beautifully renovated industrial buildingContinue Reading