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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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Category Archives: With the Grain
This is an excerpt from “With the Grain: A Craftsman’s Guide to Understanding Wood” by Christian Becksvoort. The walnut family also includes butternut and the hickories. Juglans means nut of Jupiter, nigra, or black, refers to the dark wood. Its … Continue reading
This is an excerpt from “With the Grain: A Craftsman’s Guide to Understanding Wood” by Christian Becksvoort. A commonly encountered misconception is that wood breathes. As we know, heartwood is composed entirely of dead cells, while sapwood has some living … Continue reading
An excerpt from “With the Grain: A Craftsman’s Guide to Understanding Wood” by Christian Becksvoort. Eastern white pine is also referred to as Northern, soft, balsam or Weymouth pine. The name Pinus refers to the pine family, while strobus means … Continue reading
As of now, we are back at full stock on all our books and sweatshirts. Here are the details: The third printing of “By Hand & Eye” arrived at our warehouse this morning. The demand for this book has remained … Continue reading
We’re going back on press for a second printing of “Campaign Furniture” with a few corrections and a slightly different cover. The only significant correction, which was to the Roorkee Chair chapter, is discussed here. I also added a thank … Continue reading
We have sold out of “By Hand & Eye” but are working on getting that title back to the printer immediately. If you need the book, check out some of our retailers; many still have the book in stock. We … Continue reading