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- Sorry, But I Have to Mention Fire SafetyLast week, the woodshop across the street from mine caught on fire. Luckily, no one was hurt, the firemen arrived … The post Sorry, But I Have to Mention Fire Safety appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.
- Yes, Ripple Moulding Exists (and is Awesome)Whenever I explain how “ripple moulding” is made by a “waving engine” – a circa 17th-century machine – most woodworkers … The post Yes, Ripple Moulding Exists (and is Awesome) appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.
- Limbert – Second Fiddle to the Stickleys?Like any Arts & Crafts enthusiast, I like the Gustav and L. & J.G. Stickley classics. But ever since I … The post Limbert – Second Fiddle to the Stickleys? appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.
- Flush-cutting Without FrustrationCutting wedges, plugs or dowels flush with the surrounding surface is a source of great frustration for many woodworkers. Either … The post Flush-cutting Without Frustration appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.
- Sorry, But I Have to Mention Fire Safety
LostArtPress on InstagramThe scene across the street last week — a workshop fire. Luckily no one was hurt and the damage was minor. I wrote about the topic of shop fires today on the Popular Woodworking blog.Simple Tool Cuts. In many respects this is the simplest form of carving. There is no attempt at modelling of any kind, the effect being obtained purely by simple cuts with gouge or chisel. At the same time it calls for neatness and clean cutting. It can be extremely effective, especially when used as a repeat or variegated pattern, and was widely used during the oak period of furniture making. It is closely allied to chip carving where the effect is also obtained in the simplest way by making cuts which meet in the thickness of the wood, so allowing the chip to come away easily and cleanly. — from “The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years: Volume I” published by Lost Art Press #The_WoodworkerSaw some amazing ripple molding at the Holland History Museum (in Michigan) including this stunning stuff around a 17th-c painting. Details on my Popular Woodworking blog.
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Category Archives: Honest Labour
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