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- On Woodworking MagazinesI’m leaving the world of woodworking magazines after 22 years as an editor, writer and builder. But I don’t think … The post On Woodworking Magazines appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.
- Tool Reviews: You Are Not Your ToolboxOne of the personal agonies of writing this blog was dealing with tool reviews. I love my tools, and I … The post Tool Reviews: You Are Not Your Toolbox appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.
- The Beginning of the End (of this Weblog)After 13 years and thousands of entries, it’s time to shutter this blog and move on to other things with … The post The Beginning of the End (of this Weblog) appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.
- Fix Those Wonky DowelsOne of the great frustrations of using dowels in woodwork is that they are rarely round and they are almost … The post Fix Those Wonky Dowels appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.
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LostArtPress on Instagram@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.Cherry work counter. 38" H x 78" W x 24” D (96.5cm x 198.1cm x 61cm). Except for the slab top, the case is fully frame-and-panel construction. Behind the two doors is one adjustable shelf. The asymmetrical drawer layout was “borrowed” from a Mt. Lebanon Shaker built-in. Not only is this a really nice design, but it’s a handy work counter in the kitchen, or a sideboard and serving counter in the dining room. DENNIS GRIGGS PHOTO (Plans included in book) — from “Shaker Inspirations” by Christian Becksvoort #Shaker_InspirationsThe new book from Christian Becksvoort (@chbecksvoort49) is now available for pre-publication ordering. Customers who order before the book ships in November will receive a free pdf download at checkout. The book is $43.
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Category Archives: Historical Images
The general miserableness of August has been bearing down on me this month. Heat, humidity, everything in the newspapers and mosquitoes have driven me to stay inside. There is a stack of favorite books to reread and stacks more of … Continue reading
The trades of the carpenter, joiner, cabinetmaker and turner, and their tools, have long been an inspiration for artists. Woodworkers and tool historians have, in turn, studied artwork to learn how tools were used in the past and how they … Continue reading
Medieval homes were sparsely furnished, and each piece usually would have more than one function. One of the intriguing bench styles that can be found in many manuscript images is the bench with a flip-able back rest. The form seems … Continue reading
This time last year Chris Schwarz and Narayan Nayar were in Naples, Italy. In between consuming vast quantities of pizza they made a visit to Pompeii to study and photograph a fresco depicting a Roman workbench (Daedalus and Queen Pasiphae … Continue reading
Although Saint Joseph was a carpenter it can be a challenge to find him working as such in many paintings of the Holy Family. Prior to his rejuvenation during the Counter-Reformation he was often an ancillary figure, off to the … Continue reading
While sifting through bushels of old images for the research for “Ingenious Mechanicks,” Chris and I would often come across some odd something or other that made us scratch our heads. To give you a look behind the scenes, I’ll … Continue reading
The image is from 1634 and needs a caption. ‘Nusquam tuta fides’ translates as ‘no trust is ever sure’ but don’t let that get in your way. –Suzanne Ellison