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- A Parting Gift from Jennie AlexanderLast week the woodworking community lost one of its giants. Jennie Alexander (1930-2018) passed away in Baltimore, where she … The post A Parting Gift from Jennie Alexander appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.
- Enough Glue Brushes for 720 Years of WorkI am fond of using acid brushes – sometimes called “flux brushes” – for spreading glue. And I have used … The post Enough Glue Brushes for 720 Years of Work appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.
- Pinch Dogs to the Rescue (I Hope)Like pocket screws, traditional pinch dogs are a great way to join odd assemblies or to use them in … The post Pinch Dogs to the Rescue (I Hope) appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.
- Pocket Screws for Chairmaking? (Yes)The first time I became aware of pocket screws I was standing in a Grizzly Industrial showroom handing out free … The post Pocket Screws for Chairmaking? (Yes) appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.
- A Parting Gift from Jennie Alexander
LostArtPress on InstagramAfter the obligatory pants crapping after the first coat of black milk paint, I got everything looking good. Tomorrow I will rub out the black with some burlap and apply oil and wax.Won’t you be my neighbor? This house across the street just went up for sale for $147,500 — one of the last great deals in the city I think.When installing a top corner, it’s best to treat it first like a simple L-bracket. Remove the material so the two legs of the top corner fit in your carcase. Use the strategies outlined earlier – either handwork or an electric router. Once the legs are relieved, pare away (or hammer) the inside corners of the wood so the top corner will drop into the recesses you just cut. The top of the piece of hardware should now be in its final position so you can trace or knife the shape on the carcase. Once you trace the shape on the carcase, then it’s just a matter of removing the waste. You can do this with a chisel and a router plane, or with a template and an electric router. If you go the electric route, make sure that all of the brass top corners are the exact same shape. — from “Campaign Furniture” by Christopher Schwarz #Campaign_Furniture
- Campaign chest one careful owner lowfatroubo.co.uk/campaign-chest… #woodworking #feedly 54 minutes ago
- One of Jennie Alexander's last projects – an inexpensive vise for bench work or dovetailing. popularwoodworking.com/woodworking-bl… 3 hours ago
- RT @JimmerThatisAll: This day in history. 1995. A bear bone with 4 holes found in Slovenia demonstrates the 45,000 year history of annoying… 6 hours ago
Author Archives: Lost Art Press
Sometimes a customer asks us to recommend a good place to begin when buying our books. It’s a question we take seriously. Our books are not cheap, they take time to read and each represents years (sometimes decades) of work … Continue reading
According to my notes, this is my fourth attempt at building an armchair for the expansion of “The Anarchist’s Design Book.” And to be honest, I don’t know how many sketches I made of this design – probably 80 to … Continue reading
When we released “Make a Joint Stool from a Tree” in 2012, I was still teaching a lot, traveling to tool shows and talking at places such as Woodworking in America. So I heard a lot of comments from readers … Continue reading
Editor’s note; This morning we received word from Peter Follansbee that Jennie Alexander has died. Her health has been in decline for some time, but her enthusiasm and spirit was intact. Just last week she called to give me a … Continue reading
Sometimes I get asked if I use dowels for the spindles in my chairs. And sometimes I answer: “Sometimes.” Dowels can be a crappy way to make a chair, just like lumberyard wood can be a crappy way to make … Continue reading
Lucy and I are soon moving to Covington to live above the storefront, and we need to divest ourselves of lots of excess pieces of furniture – mostly prototypes of mine – that have been stacked up. Similarly, Brendan and … Continue reading