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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
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- One of Jennie Alexander's last projects – an inexpensive vise for bench work or dovetailing. popularwoodworking.com/woodworking-bl… 5 hours ago
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On Wednesday Freddy Roman wrote an Instagram post that was part-tribute to his mentor, Phil Lowe, and part-lament. “Master Lowe’s picture sits above my desk. A daily reminder from circa 2000 when I was punk, lost, and running. I don’t … Continue reading
You never know where a comment on an Instagram or blog post may take you. In this case, a comment by woodworker Adam Godet was the impetus for a seminar in our nation’s capital. “Great post!” he wrote. “Love your work … Continue reading
Every so often someone contacts me to ask for advice about quitting a day job and going into furniture making as a full-time endeavor. They’ve taken some classes and built some pieces — sometimes eye-poppingly impressive ones — on their … Continue reading
A friend recently saw a picture of one of my kitchen jobs and remarked “You get to work in such cool places.” It’s true. I do, some of the time — though let’s acknowledge that one person’s cool is another … Continue reading
If there’s one thing I can say about readers of the Lost Art Press blog it’s that you’re a thoughtful lot. Thank you for your comments on my last post. In an effort to stanch* the misunderstanding, I decided it … Continue reading
5/20/2018 5:42 p.m. Nancy, I remember five years ago I asked if I could maybe help you out or simply watch in the workshop to see if I can’t learn a thing or two about carpentry. Although I ended up … Continue reading