If you’re going to visit me at the Clarkmanship shop, you must cross these tracks on Clark Ln to do so...

I’ve always wanted to take pictures of my finished pieces here; railroad track in the background, a way of saying “oh the places you’ll go.”

Perhaps it’s a way of romanticizing the craft of woodwork. Perhaps it’s just another cooky idea from a guy that spends too much time in solitude eating saw dust. Despite which of these scenarios are true, I love the picture in either regard!
#build #dowoodwork #dowhatyoulove #lovetheprocess #ohtheplacesyoullgo #photoghraphy #woodwork #craftsmanship #clarkmanship #jesuswasacarpenter
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This is going to be a 60” round top table!
Thermally Modified Ash
That highly figured piece from yesterday sits right in the middle! Gonna be a beaut 👌🏻
#build #woodwork #ash #woodshop #maker #thermallymodifiedwood #craftsmanship #clarkmanship #clamps #festool #moderntable #jesuswasacarpenter
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I’ve built a lot of tables. I have seen a lot of beautiful grain variations. This takes the cake! This is the most beautiful, uniquely figured piece of wood I’ve ever worked with!!! Excited to put it in a table top!

#build #woodwork #woodgrain #woodfiguring #woodshop #clarkmanship #jesuswasacarpenter
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These girls put the “man” in Clarkmanship! I built my first piece of furniture the week my oldest was born, while I was at home, on paternity leave, in between my turn taking on diaper changes and other week one parent duties!
Daughters Day!!! Proud #girldad right here!!!
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My wall decor is picking up in the shop. Haven, my oldest, found my favorite action figure from my childhood and insisted that it be on display in my shop! Well, my girls are spoiled! What Haven wants, Haven gets!

#woodshop #pegboardorganization #pegboard #woodgrain #endgrain #festool #hatchet #handsaw #drawknife #mitersration #wolverine #girldad #woodworker #clarkmanship #jesuswasacarpenter
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Equally excited and nervous looking at this picture...someone once said “excitement and nervousness are the same, the difference is your perspective!” I choose excitement! This pour has been delayed for a number of reasons, but it’s happening today! Wish me luck, say a 🙏🏻! @totalboat #build #woodart #livedge #burl #countertop #woodandresin #clarkmanship #jesuswasacarpenter ...

Logo on a bung plug...compliments of the handy work by @adoorablecustomcuts

#craft #buylocal #smallbusiness #makers #craftsmanship #clarkmanship #jesuswasacarpenter
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I’ve been slow playing this project, but only because there is little room for error and I want to be precise! Slabs are laid out in the massive form...the empty space will be transparent resin with the underside of the slab being black. The goal is to look like its floating and to be. Able to see all the unique characteristics of the Burl slab! Still a little prep work to do on the slab...but I’ll be pouring resin this week!

#slab #resinform #woodandepoxy #burl #woodwork #woodart #liveedge #mapleburl #craftsmanship #clarkmanship #jesuswasacarpenter
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Building my form for the 124.5 “ x 44” Maple Burl and Resin kitchen island top.

I’m going to be documenting most of the steps of this build and creating a YouTube series. My hopes are to be equal parts Whimsical and Educational. In all likelihood, it’ll just end up Comical, and that’s fine too!

Here’s to biting off more than I can chew! It’s ok though, I’m usually pretty hungry!
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#build #epoxyform #melamineuse #shopshenanigans #prepwork #woodwork #maker #woodworker #craftsmanship #clarkmanship #jesuswasacarpenter
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Herringbone ✔️
Metal work ✔️
Unique Design ✔️
Oak ✔️
Dad jokes ✔️
#woodwork #metalwork #herringbone #receptiondesk #metalandwood #dadjokes #woodworker #industrialdesign #wooddesign #maker #clarkmanship #jesuswasacarpenter
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3” thick, butcher block maple island top! All oiled up with @rubiomonocoatusa
#build #woodwork #maple #kitchenisland #craftsmanship #clarkmanship #jesuswasacarpenter
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Cutting a curve on a 3” thick butcher block is not for the faint of heart. However, I’m pleased with the results! #build #maple #butcherblock #maker #woodshop #woodwork #woodgrain #craftsmanship #clarkmanship #jesuswasacarpenter ...

I love this pic because it captures so much detail. Bread board at the top. The the extension on the castle joint to support the bread board. Then the lap joint to connect the 2 legs. Then the plugs that anchor in the trestle support. Love it!
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#woodgrain #breadboard #castlejoint #lapjoint #woodplugs #trestlebase #farmhousetable #joinery #woodwork #craftsmanship #clarkmanship #cometothetable #jesuswasacarpenter
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“An attitude of gratitude will make the difference across latitude and longitude.” Not my words, but so true! Getting my girls involved is another level of fulfillment! #build #woodwork #girldad #farmhousetable #craftsmanship #clarkmanship #jesuswasacarpenter ...

Old joinery and new joinery techniques in the same pic! We can all play nice together! Doesn’t have to be either or!
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#woodwork #oak #woodshop #joinery #table #castlejoint #festooldomino #woodworking #craftsmanship #clarkmanship #jesuswasacarpenter
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This 13’ table top joined together nicely! Took a little help from the @festool track saw and domino to get it done. Lines are straight and alignment was exactly as I wanted! Very pleased with the progress so far.
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The castle joined legs will go with this bad boy!
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#woodwork #oaktable #farmhousetable #build #maker #woodshop #craftsmanship #clarkmanship #jesuswasacarpenter
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Butcher block maple! Going to make a beautiful farmhouse island top! #woodwork #builder #woodshop #butcherblockcountertop #farmhouse #kentuckymade #craftsmanship #clarkmanship #jesuswasacarpentee ...

My friend, Danielle asked “have you seen that show on @hgtv where the guy takes boards from the walls and make furniture?”
-I said “yeah, Ben @scotsman.co”
-She said, “can you do that? I have boards from the renovation of my parents house where I grew up.”
-I simply replied “Yep!”
-And with a little help from @carolinalegco ...we’ve got a table! #build #reclaimedtable #woodwork #woodshop #clarkmanship #jesuswasacarpenter
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