About Michael McGrath

Michael McGrath

With a builder for a father, it was inevitable I would eventually have a hammer in my hand, pounding nails with the framing crew, although more often merely the gopher.  Still, it was wood, and I was working with my hands.

Our first project together was a desk for my bedroom using a plan from one of the school magazines.  That enjoyment from working with wood and my hands continues to this day, and I try to keep current with all things woodworking – tools, finishes, everything.

He founded Blue Heron Website Development and Blue Heron Stillness. He has also taught at Williams College.

Contact: michael@obsessedwoodworking.com


Michael’s Recent Articles

In “Making a Cross Cut Sled for the Table Saw,” Colin from WoodWorkWeb shares his journey of creating a new and improved cross-cut sled for his table saw. He begins…

Deciding whether to add a bandsaw to your shop involves considering many factors. Here’s a look at 10 reasons why a bandsaw might not be the essential tool you thought…

Woodworking is exciting, but it’s also full of potential pitfalls. Beginners often encounter the same set of challenges, which can hinder their progress and affect the quality of their projects….

Deep within the heart of Armenia, near the tranquil shores of Lake Sevan, a remarkable discovery emerged from the soil of Lchashen village. The Discovery at Lchashen A set of…

In “Sharpening Tools for Woodworking” presented by Erik Curtis, viewers are treated to an in-depth exploration of the sharpening process, essential for any woodworker aiming to maintain their tools in…

Woodworking doesn’t have to drain your wallet. With creativity and some basic tools, you can embark on projects that enhance your skills and beautify your home while staying under a…

In “The Most Beautiful Wood Slabs in the World” by Blacktail Studio, Cam takes us on an extraordinary journey through his woodworking projects, showcasing the unique beauty and rarity of…

The Best Craftsmen Don’t Measure Like Others Do by Stumpy Nubs is a thought-provoking exploration of measuring in woodworking. This video challenges the conventional wisdom that ultra-precise measurements are necessary…

As we look back through the corridors of time, the history of logging stands as a testament to human ingenuity and our complex relationship with the natural world. The photograph…

“Dumb American vs Ancient Joinery” by Drew at wittworks is a captivating journey into the world of traditional woodworking, juxtaposed with modern-day techniques and a healthy dose of humor. The…

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