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Estonian Spoons and Bowls

This is an excerpt from “Woodworking in Estonia” by Ants Viires and translated by Mart Aru. Until the beginning of the century, spoons and ladles for home use were generally produced by the peasants themselves. The preferred timber was that of birch, hard pieces … Continue reading

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How To Sharpen Moulding Plane Cutters

This is an excerpt from “The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years: Volume I” published by Lost Art Press.  Moulding plane cutters are of two kinds; those used with wooden moulding planes, and those made for the Stanley Universal plane. Except that the latter type … Continue reading

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Different Ways to Elongate Wood

This is an excerpt from “With All the Precision Possible: Roubo on Furniture Making” by Donald C. Williams, Michele Pietryka-Pagán & Philippe Lafargue. The elongation of wood should also be put among the number of assemblages, its application being very useful, given … Continue reading

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Queen Anne Chair Construction

This is an excerpt from “The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years: Volume IV” published by Lost Art Press. Most readers know that the vast majority of chairs are made by tenoning (and sometimes dowelling) the seat rails into the legs. Normally there is no … Continue reading

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The Good Books

This is an excerpt from “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest” by Christopher Schwarz.  The funny thing is that it was my mad obsession with acquiring woodworking stuff that helped me find a balanced approach to the craft. You see, I became as obsessed … Continue reading

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Preparation for Bending Wood

This is an excerpt from “Woodworking in Estonia” by Ants Viires; translated by Mart Aru. MATERIAL USED. In Europe bent-board containers were made of various types of timber. The flexible and easily cut aspen was popular in Estonia, and was also widely used … Continue reading

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Drawer Making

This is an excerpt from “The Essential Woodworker” by Robert Wearing. A well-fitting drawer can be likened to a piston working in a cylinder. For a drawer to fit well, not only is it important that the drawer itself is absolutely accurate … Continue reading

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