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- Dent the Wood for Tighter JointsWe’ve all dented some important part of a project and hand to remove the dent with heat and steam. It’s … The post Dent the Wood for Tighter Joints appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.
- How to Design Furniture With SpindlesDesigning a piece of furniture with multiple spindles – or even working with someone else’s plan – can be tricky. … The post How to Design Furniture With Spindles appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.
- Benchcrafted: Not a Review – an EndorsementRecently one of the leg vises in my shop cracked. The vise chop snapped and the garter on the wooden … The post Benchcrafted: Not a Review – an Endorsement appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.
- Workbenches: With Experience Comes SimplicityFor the many-hundredth time last week, I explained the virtues of simple workbenches to a skeptical audience of 10 workbench … The post Workbenches: With Experience Comes Simplicity appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.
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LostArtPress on InstagramApart from my chairs, this is one of my favorite projects — a liquor and LP cabinet. And after I’m dead, the shelves come out and Lucy saves $800 at the funeral home.This stage of construction always makes me think of the Iron Throne.The period which concerns us is from around 1700 to the late 19th century. At this time, without railways or roads, about three-quarters of the country was inaccessible to any kind of heavy or bulky load. If it would not go on the back of a pack animal, it didn’t go! If you add the poverty of centuries to this poor transportation there are two major effects on the lives of the smallholder, farmer and villager in inland Wales. The first is that the people individually, and the villagers corporately, had to be self-sufficient in nearly everything. The second effect was that the people were not influenced by the fashions of their more urban contemporaries. If they made an object, whatever it was, a pot, a shawl, a spoon, an implement or a piece of furniture, the overriding parameters of the design were availability of materials and fitness for use. This produced traditional and unique designs, from clothing to the construction of their dwellings. So the tradition accumulated which was unique to their particular area. Another area had another design. With the passing of time, and increasing populations, men travelled to find work, or visited the coastal seaports, and in this way new ideas would come. In this atmosphere a type of Welsh furniture evolved, including the Welsh stick chair. — from “Welsh Stick Chairs” by John Brown #Welsh_Stick_Chairs
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… or “I never said I wanted to go surfing.” Every so often something reminds you that serious injury is only a heartbeat away. I had one of those experiences yesterday in the shop. The culprit: a scrap of plywood … Continue reading
To start the new year off with a bang, feast your eyes on this gobsmackingly gorgeous kitchen. I don’t even remember how Joe Oliver and I became acquainted, but I’m so glad we did. Joe operates Retro Stove & Gas … Continue reading
Boxing Day, 2017, 7:48 a.m. Good morning, Nancy. An issue has emerged concerning the counter top. As currently configured, the counter top will cover the dishwasher control panel. The dishwasher needs to move about 3 inches out from under the … Continue reading
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One of these things is not like the others. Last week I attended a holiday party held by a local publication. This biannual event is always characterized by classy live music and an atmosphere…
My father assigned his office assistant, Bambi, to be my teacher. One of our early lessons involved learning to copy maps, an essential life skill if there ever was one. She showed me how to copy an outline using a … Continue reading
Just as the Lost Art Press Horse Garage has been nearing completion, this happened. Whenever my sister or I said “Hey” as children, at least within earshot of our local grandma (the other grandma lived far away, in … Continue reading