Category Archives: Make a Joint Stool from a Tree

Hey, I Know that Guy

I’ve never seen him drink tea. But perhaps that’s because I’m always drinking beer. Check it out here. — Christopher Schwarz

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Jennie Alexander’s Bench Hook

Jennie Alexander requested that I show a photo of her bench hook (aka planing stop) that is made with a bit of saw steel. If you look close you can see the mortise she cut in front of the wooden … Continue reading

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Look Mom, I Made the Cover

Even though I’ve been writing for newspapers and magazines for 25 years, it’s still a thrill to be on the cover or the front page. This month, a campaign-style bookcase I built for a customer is on the cover of … Continue reading

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Peter Follansbee Has Left the Building

When I visited Peter Follansbee in his shop at Plimoth Plantation in 2012, it looked as if his shop had always been there and always would. I wouldn’t call it cluttered, exactly. It was quite tidy. But it was filled … Continue reading

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Years Later, I Met Them in Person

  The Internet is a strange and absolutely wonderful place. You can have productive and involved relationships with people you have never met. I have heard that people even find intimacy (note, you will never find those photos of me … Continue reading

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12 Knuckleheads Agree

Today (one day early) we finished up building a dozen Roorkhee chairs plus their accompanying campaign stools at the Kelly Mehler School of Woodworking. Then we sat on the lawn and tried to stay awake. What are we going to … Continue reading

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‘One of the best ‘how-to-do-it-books’ of the last and present century.’

For those of us with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge about traditional American tools and furniture, there is one name that makes us all tip our hats: Charles F. Hummel of Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library. Hummel’s impressive career as … Continue reading

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