planing woodI make fine wood furniture and teach small classes in fine woodworking techniques in the tradition of my teacher and mentor, the late James Krenov.

As part of my work and interest in traditional woodworking, I enjoy restoring and using older woodworking machinery and hand tools.

Please peruse the schedule and class descriptions links provided and get in touch if you find any of the offerings of interest. I am also available to work with students, beginners through advanced, on a one-on-one basis to focus on skills that are of particular interest to you.

If you have questions or would like more information about my work or the classes I offer, please contact me by email at azfinewoodworker@gmail.com or by phone at 602-308-9188.


Recent Items Of Interest:

  • Blushing, a little …

    In addition to teaching small classes on my own, over the past eight or nine years (see Schedule), I also teach classes in the Fundamentals of Traditional Woodworking series for the Southwest School of Woodworking here in Phoenix. Jamie Hanson, one of my students from the spring 2016 class maintains a blog, and wrote about his experience at the Southwest School. He included a few kind words about me, which I appreciate very much:

    A WORD IN PRAISE OF MY TEACHER

    The man who taught my class was David Fleming (he has his own site here).

    David was my kind of teacher: he has a mastery of his subject, and he has the sense to know how much of that subject a novice needs to know. He was very good at communicating just the right amount of information — enough to keep me interested, but not so much that I became bewildered or discouraged.

    He was also laudably patient: answer every question and never making me feel like a dumb-dumb (e..g, when I confused camber and camphor).

    Thank you, Jamie — I enjoyed working with you very much, and hope to have the chance to work with you again in the future.

    You can read Jamie’s entire post and review of the Southwest School here …

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