Ralph Jones Woodworking

Ralph Jones

My name is Ralph Jones. I began serving my apprenticeship in the family trade of woodworking on my thirteenth birthday. To date, I have 61 years of experience in the field. I worked in the Carpenters and Joiners Union for seventeen years, where I taught an apprenticeship program for five years. Following that, I taught Vocational Carpentry for a combined teaching total of sixteen years. I then became a building inspector for three years and then semi-retired in 1997 and opened a custom woodworking business, specializing in drafting and furniture restoration. I am the quiz writer for WOOD Online® and a forum moderator for Cabinets Plus®, as well a having a program on a local radio station in my home town.I am now the forum host on the Arts and Crafts  Furniture on WOOD ON LINE, as well as writing the A&C History on another forum.
I am one of the Master Administative Group for the Arts and Crafts Society where I am also one of the hosts or moderators to keep he forums running smoothly. My home business of making Arts and Crafts furniture has now gained National recognition and I am now known from border to border and sea shore to sea shore. I hope to continue teaching woodworking for many years to come. I have been in woodworking 61 years.

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Thank you,

Ralph Jones


Welcome - Thank you for visiting Ralph Jones' Woodworking Web Site. This site is intended to provide practical and useful woodworking information to fellow woodworkers. In addition, this site contains a few pictures of my own woodworking projects and also sketches of a few projects that I have designed.

Purpose - This web site will strive to provide relevant and useful information to beginning, intermediate and advanced woodworkers who are interested in learning more about the fundamentals and advanced skills in the art of woodworking.

Objective - The Tutorials and Tips contained in this web site are oriented towards teaching woodworking fundamental and advanced concepts along with definitions and explainations of terminologies used in woodworking and construction. The topics will discuss subjects in the following subject areas:
  • Building materials
  • Hand tools
  • Power tools
  • Using leveling instruments
  • Plans, codes, and specifications
  • Footings and foundations
  • Construction floor framing
  • Construction wall and ceiling framing
  • Construction roof framing
  • Using roofing materials
  • Installing windows and exterior doors
  • Constructing exterior wall finish
  • Cabinet making and furniture restoration
Summary - It is the intent of the tutorial program to provide guidance through some of the more important facets of woodworking.

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Web Site Design Copyright © 2003 Bill Boehme
Text and Photographs Copyright © 2003 Ralph Jones
Last Updated March 2, 2004