Category Archives: Mouldings in Practice

The Dark Side

This is an excerpt from “Mouldings in Practice” by Matthew Sheldon Bickford.  I have spoken to scores of people regarding the methods of making profiles with hollows and rounds that I have covered thus far. While most new users find the techniques … Continue reading

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Why You Don’t Need a Half Set

This is an excerpt from “Mouldings in Practice” by Matthew Sheldon Bickford.   When I first became aware of hollows and rounds I read about the heralded “half set.” A half set of hollows and rounds is 18 planes, nine pairs, that … Continue reading

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Meet the Author: Matt Bickford

I imagine a lot of people had Matt Bickford figured out. Born in the Binghamton, N.Y., area (specifically Endwell) Matt lived there through the 8th grade, along with his parents, and his older brother and older sister. When the IBM … Continue reading

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Chippendale Apple Secretary

This is an excerpt from “Mouldings in Practice” by Matthew Sheldon Bickford.  A Chippendale apple secretary desk and bookcase featuring triple-cusp scrolled returns. Colchester School, possibly Hebron or Lebanon, Conn., 1785-1805. Dimensions: height: 76-5/8″, width of lower case: 42-1/8″, depth … Continue reading

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The Sticking Board

This is an excerpt from “Mouldings in Practice” by Matthew Sheldon Bickford.  A table saw has a fence, a powered jointer has a table, your bench has dogs or a stop. Like any other task in our craft, bracing a … Continue reading

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Make a Moulding Plane this Weekend

From Matt Bickford’s blog (Matt is the author of “Mouldings in Practice“) This weekend I will be teaching a class at The Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking. The students attending this two day class will build a round and leave … Continue reading

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Get Your Books Signed in Iowa

Several Lost Art Press authors will be available at Handworks to sign your books. If you want to get Don Williams and Narayan Nayar to sign “Virtuoso: The Tool Cabinet and Workbench of Henry O. Studley,” they have set up … Continue reading

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