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More texture!

Chris’s recent post about texture reminded me of this Japanese bowl that I have: The bowl is extremely light in weight, which leads me to think that it is made from kiri (Royal Paulownia, Paulownia tomentosa). The finish is urushi, … Continue reading

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A Few Favorite Images from ‘Chairmaker’s Notebook’

I spent the morning organizing and packing up more than 500 hand-drawn illustrations that Peter Galbert made for “Chairmaker’s Notebook.” Even though John and I have spent about 150 hours scanning and adjusting the images, they are still as remarkable … Continue reading

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An End to Public E-mail

Since 1996 I have had a public e-mail address for all things woodworking. I have – to the best of my knowledge – answered every e-mail people have sent me (except a few from Nigerian princes). Today I shut down … Continue reading

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Join Me on Reddit on Tuesday Night

I’ll be participating in an “Ask Me Anything” session on on Tuesday night starting at 7 p.m. EST. Registered users can submit questions about anything relating to woodworking, and I will answer them. Simple. Check out reddit’s woodworking subreddit … Continue reading

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The History of Wood, Part 34

From Henry, the Turks and myself, I hope you have a Merry Christmas! D. McDara

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Pins vs. Tails

Pins or tails first? Yes, it’s that eternal question, once again: If you overload a dovetail joint, which will fail first, the pin board or the tail board? I was inspired to take a closer look at this after reading … Continue reading

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5 Tools for Sale – All SOLD

The purge continues. Please, please, please read this with care before sending me a note about buying any tools. If you subscribe to our blog via e-mail, click through to the page to see if the tool you want has … Continue reading

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