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LostArtPress on InstagramDancing Tables, circa 1999. Curly birch, mahogany, and ebonized poplar. A commission made in my garage workshop. Photo by Kendall Reeves, Spectrum Studio of Photography & Design (spectrumstudioinc.com) — from “Making Things Work: Tales From a Cabinetmaker’s Life” by Nancy Hiller @nrhiller #Tales_from_a_cabinetmakers_lifeDrawers are now fit into the Nicholson campaign chest. Next I’ll fit the drawer bottoms (easy) and fit the inlaid hardware (fun). I’m pushing hard to get this done before I leave for Germany on June 28.First look at our new waistcoat/vest designed by @tombonamici and stitched by @sewvalley. Can’t wait to get this into production.
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Category Archives: Ingenious Mechanicks
I’ve seen a blurry photograph of a detail of Chester Cornett’s chairmaking workbench and read Michael Owen Jones’s description of the bench in “The Craftsman of the Cumberlands.” At the time I thought: That sounds like a Roman-style workbench. And … Continue reading
While researching “Ingenious Mechanicks” Chris Schwarz and I found many workbenches with face vises and some of them actually had vise nuts. In the montage above there are selections from paintings from Spain, Italy and what is now present-day Ecuador. … Continue reading
“Ingenious Mechanicks: Early Workbenches & Workholding” will ship from the printer’s docks on April 4, and that will be the last day you can get a free PDF of the book with your order. The book is $39, which includes … 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