Author Archives: Will Myers

Candle Stand (x 9)

This past week I taught a class at the Wood and Shop School on building a Shaker candle stand for the first time. The table we made is pretty much a dead copy of one I measured a few years back … Continue reading

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Tape, Tacks and Straw

I recently purchased a No. 5 Mt. Lebanon Shaker rocker that was in need of a new seat and back. I have done a few woven-tape seats in the past; it is pretty easy work and kind of fun. One … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Horse

I am a one-track minded person. Often when my wife and I are watching television she will start talking and I don’t hear her at all. When she finally does get my attention, “Did you hear anything I said?” is … Continue reading

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Candle Stand Class Openings

There are still a few openings for the Shaker candle stand class at the Wood and Shop School in Earlysville Va., May 10-12. This is a class that I am really looking forward to; the candle stand in question is … Continue reading

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I’m Baa-ck!

I have been at Hancock Shaker Village the past five days and up to my neck in furniture. What a week it has been. The hardest part of documenting anything here is trying to stay focused. Every time I go … Continue reading

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Molding Plane’s Best Friends

They say a sculptor sees the naked woman (or man, I guess) in the rock and then proceeds to remove everything that is not the naked woman. A sculptor would not start out with his or her fine finishing tools … Continue reading

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A Little Different Every Time

This past week I taught the first Moravian bench class of 2018 at Roy Underhill’s Woodwright’s School in Pittsboro, NC. This is the sixth year I have done the class at Roy’s; we have produced about 120 benches in that … Continue reading

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