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LostArtPress on InstagramWedge the tenons. Note how the wedges are perpendicular to the grain of the benchtop. This is the typical arrangement when building furniture. For some large-scale work with square tenons, I prefer to orient my wedges diagonally across the tenon. This spreads out the tenon against all four walls of the mortise. The disadvantage to this approach is that there’s a chance of splitting the benchtop. In large-scale work, however, this is a minimal risk. — from “Ingenious Mechanicks” by Christopher Schwarz #Ingenious_MechanicksVisited @sarah_marriage at @aworkshopofourown in Baltimore. A huge and soaring space with a great mission.@mollybrown.ink made this print of the Welsh Stick Chair that @welshchairmaker has built for his book. It’s glorious and is now hanging at our storefront.
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Category Archives: Finishing
Covers in one coat Protects from inside the wood Stain and polyurethane in one step No harsh fumes – strips multiple layers Danish Oil (ask the Danes about this finish) Spar varnish – exceptional protection from sunlight, rain & moisture … Continue reading
I don’t think I’ve ever used that many exclamation marks… ever. If you are coming to the Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool event at Braxton Brewing on Friday or Saturday, look for Don Williams. He’ll be selling his excellent beeswax and mind-blowing … Continue reading
Soft Wax from Christopher Schwarz on Vimeo. Today I applied soft wax to the drawers and carcase of the chest of drawers I recently completed. Because we get so many questions about using the stuff, I shot this short video … Continue reading
The more I use soap finish, the happier I am with it. But many woodworkers are skeptical. And I applaud that. For too long companies have tried to sell us this, that or the other as the “miracle” finish that … Continue reading
My daughter Katy has an entrepreneurial spirit that is similar to when I started selling “bark jewelry” to neighborhood kids at age 10. Unlike me, Katy is committed to making something useful. During the last few months, Katy and I … Continue reading
In addition to the Milk Paint appendix in the “The Anarchist’s Design Book” there are a few more resources that the new milk painter might find useful: Chapter 25 on Finishing in “Chairmaker’s Notebook” by Peter Galbert, available from Lost … Continue reading