"It's Fall Again!"
This is an excerpt from one of the BenchTalk newsletters, published by Mr.Sawdust while operating the "Mr.Sawdust Schools of Professional Woodworking" in Chester NJ during the 70's and 80's.
January 15. 2015
Happy New Year from the folks at MR.SAWDUST!
I always like to begin a new year with
"A Pep Talk from Mr.Sawdust"
He was a great motivator-and we can all use some of that when beginning a brand new year!
Happy to say, How to Master the Radial Saw continues to sell all over the world.
Mr.Sawdust would be thrilled.
September 30, 2014
If you have recently ordered a book-or are thinking about orderng one now, there will be a short delay; a shipment of books is due within the next few days!
Be sure to follow MrSawdust on Facbook-see what those Kunkel brothers are up to!
April 11, 2014
Spring has finally arrived in NE Pennsylvania!
Check back soon-I will be sharing some beautiful work by Wally Kunkel (Mr.Sawdust's #4 son)
January 12, 2014
Happy New Year from the folks at Mr.Sawdust!
If you're in the Northeast US you may need to fire up an extra heater to work in your shop!
(and don't forget your long underwear)
Winter is a good time to dream about those spring projects-
or just plain dream about spring!
September 3, 2013
Saying goodbye to summer is always bittersweet-Autumn is ahead of us-such a beautiful season!
Today I share the story of "Another Side of Mr.Sawdust." It is only because of Mr.Sawdust that I have become acquainted with the very special couple pictured on the cover of this book-Richard and Robin Johnson. Richard met Mr.Sawdust as a young boy and shared that "life changing" memory with our family. And I share it with you!~M.Walsh
April 14th, 2013
Yes! The book is still for sale!
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Thanksgiving is behind us; soon we will be hearing Christmas carols everywhere we go!
Books have been flying off the shelf this past month! Orders for books to give as gifts are already coming in...Mr.Sawdust would be very happy!
On March 23rd the Kunkel Family lost it's matriarch-"Mrs.Sawdust"-Jean Sanatass Kunkel. She will be profoundly missed!
Meanwhile-we have finally caught up on shipping back orders.
Thanks for your patience!
Here is a video Tribute to Jean Sanatass Kunkel created by her only daughter Mary Kunkel Walsh played at her funeral.
February 13, 2012
We have been swamped with book orders since before Christmas! If you have ordered a book and have not received it-please be patient.
Books will be shipped in the order they were received!
The days before Christmas in Mr.Sawdust's home were filled with secrets—special projects being completed...lots of love and excitement!
Here is a memory of a "Christmas Surprise" shared by Mr.Sawdust's daughter Mary.
Here is "The Kunkel Banjo" website-introduced by its inventor/creator, Bruce J.Kunkel,#2 son of Mr.Sawdust!
If you encounter a problem ordering a book-feel free to send us an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
....Time to plan your summer projects!
Here is a beautiful piece by Marc A Kunkel (#1 son of Mr.Sawdust. This Silver Chest was also built by students in a class at the Mr.Sawdust School of Woodworking—taken home as very fancy tool chests!
Spring has arrived in NE Pennsylvania!
Maybe if we say this enough—the sun will come out!
If you have tried to place an order within the past week and had a problem—please contact Mary (email@example.com)
We want you to have your copy of How to Master the Radial Armsaw!
January 25, 2011
....Mr.Sawdust Book orders!
If you have ordered a book within the past two weeks and have not received it-please be patient. There was a 'miscommunication' between our office and the printer we use-they are always very prompt. We hope to have all orders shipped by this Friday. Sorry for the delay!
January 8, 2011
Happy New Year from the folks at Mr.Sawdust!
Busy time of year—getting ready to celebrate Mr.Sawdust's favorite holiday!
In recognition of the birth of Christ,
Mr.Sawdust's son Bruce created this one of a kind guitar while working for Gibson Guitar in Nashville,TN. (Dec. 2000)
Hoping you and yours enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving. Here at Mr.Sawdust we are counting our blessings!
"Trash or Treasure?"—you decide!
Read the article, "A DeWalt 'Rebirth'"
(photos courtesy of Roger Hill)
July 22, 2010
"Little" Wally's Woodworking Project"
Wally is Mr.Sawdust's #4 son
The Whimsical Works of GeoffreyA.Kunkel
#3 son of Mr.Sawdust—one of a kind!
Here is a sample...
Be sure to check out this recent, beautiful project by Kunkel & Son Woodworking!
Marc Kunkel is Mr.Sawdust's #1 son—his son Mike Kunkel is a grandson of Mr.Sawdust—
Maple "Clouds" Lighting Fixture
April 23, 2010
Spring has arrived in NE Pennsylvania! Welcome spring!
Be sure to stop by the Mr.Sawdust facebook page...new pictures, information added frequently!
February 6, 2010
Winter storm warning in effect in NE Pennsylvania—great time to put on the coffee and dream about your next project!
Read the story behind the one of a kind Hope Chest, designed and built by Mr.Sawdust in 1972.
If you have never read this great article on reconditioning a DeWalt radial arm saw—it would be well worth your time!
Some Tips on De Walt Radial Armsaw Reconditioning
by Roger A. Hill
Reconditoned DeWalt Radial Armsaw
by Roger A. Hill
Roger is a skilled woodworker and active participant on the "De Walt" Radial Armsaw Discussion Forum.
Beautiful crib built by Roger Hill for his first great grandon. The crib will later become a daybed—and finally a twin sized bed.
Were you ever a student of Mr.Sawdust?
Stop by Mr.Sawdust's Facebook page and tell us about it!
It's Fall Again!
Mr.Sawdust's favorite time of year!
Time to fly airplanes and get your shop ready for winter!
Here's a little Fall Benchtalk from Mr.Sawdust.
Mr.Sawdust is pictured here with number 5 son, Carl.
Don't miss Carl's video-
Raising a panel on a DeWalt radial armsaw
September 24, 2009
June 11, 2009
....Grab a cup of coffee and stop by Bruce's shop for a few minutes-take a look at a few of his hand made
If you have an appreciation for the fine art of master luthiers you don't want to miss this book!
The Art & Craft of
by Robert Shaw
"Through a detailed text and hundreds of spectacular color photographs, Robert Shaw showcases the beauty and artistry of contemporary acoustic and electric guitars built by hand. He features a host of the finest and most innovative artisans of the past 25 years and the remarkable variety of high-quality instruments they are making."
(from the book flap)
"....things may get a lot worse before they get better!" Have you heard that lately?
Here's a little Timeless Advice from Mr.Sawdust that is well worth repeating!
June 29, 2008
If you haven't taken a look at Marc Kunkel's work, from his shop in Nashville Tennessee, you're in for a treat!
Marc is the oldest son of Mr.Sawdust and now works with his oldest son Mike in their business, Kunkel & Son Woodworking.
Don't miss the front door they carved for country singer Brad Paisley and his wife. It is exquisite!
November 11, 2007
April 6th, 2007 marked the tenth year anniversary of the passing of Wallace Kunkel, Mr.Sawdust. How he is missed!
Read a tribute in recognition of this anniversary written by Mr.Sawdust's daughter Mary-original music by Marc Kunkel.
Read The Woodworker -poem by Bruce J.Kunkel in memory of his father.
March 7th, 2006
Have you ever built a secret compartment into a piece of furniture? Mr.Sawdust often did. Read about a special desk he built for his granddaughter, Dawn Angel Walsh and the valuable contents of its secret drawer.
March 2nd, 2005
If you've ever wondered if your work will be appreciated by generations to come, Mary Walsh (daughter of Mr. Sawdust) has written a heartfelt tribute to one particular piece of furniture that has made its way from one generation to the next. Read the story behind one of Mr. Sawdust's earliest works, The Lazy Susan.
November 28th, 2004
Marc Kunkel, first son of Mr. Sawdust just released his debut album, "American Vistas" His first single, "In Your Eyes" charges up the charts in its second week out. Listen to the song here —or purchase another song for great listening!