Category Archives: Projects

A Teak (Again with the Teak?) Officer’s Desk

I thought I was through with teak after finishing up my latest campaign chest, but the woodpile had other ideas. After sorting through my stack of woods appropriate for campaign furniture, it was clear that a mondo piece of 26”-wide … Continue reading

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Moravian Stool Madness

Many time you publish a project or article in a magazine and then brace yourself for the outpouring of interest or controversy. But what you get is the sound of bored crickets. Other times you write something that you think … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch

By Ty Black Because Chris is on the other side of the globe, things have been coming along with the drawing table. The web frames were nailed through the sides with $25 worth of Peter Ross’s finest. What a pain … Continue reading

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New DVD ‘Shaker Side Table’ Now Available

Lie-Nielsen Toolworks has just received stock of my latest DVD on building a Shaker Side Table entirely by hand. If that’s all you need to hear, go here to order it from Lie-Nielsen. Here are more details. This is a … Continue reading

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Teak Campaign Chest: Begin the Begin

When I break down rough stock, I almost always use three sawbenches, a framing square and a handsaw. Even when I had access to a monster radical-harm saw, I stuck to my handsaw because the process gave me loads of … Continue reading

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Tool Chest SOLD

Note: The chest is sold and I have a waiting list of six people if that deal falls through. Thanks everyone! I have a new tool chest I’d like to sell – if you are in driving distance of Fort … Continue reading

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This Try Square is a Little Bit of BS

To reward myself for finishing my edit of the translated text of “To Make as Perfectly as Possible: Roubo on Marquetry,” I spent the morning in the shop finishing a try square that had no connection whatsoever to Roubo or … Continue reading

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More Roubo – in Wood, Not Words

I finished up an Andre Roubo try square last night – this one in row-grain mahogany, The funny thing about this square is that it is the first one I’ve made in a species that Roubo himself might actually have … Continue reading

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Ty Black Builds a Work Table for a Tough Customer

So I received this commission from my wife that starts like this: “When are you going to make something for me that I want? I mean I appreciate the Roubo bookstand but it’s too fancy with all the curves at … Continue reading

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The Driving Dutchman

When measuring my car and drawing up the plans for my first Dutch chest, I forgot two things: the handles and the caster assembly. Which means, as you probably can guess, that the chest does not fit in my car. … Continue reading

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