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LostArtPress on InstagramJust posted on the Lost Art Press blog: An excellent profile of Welsh chairmaker Chris Williams (@welshchairmaker) written by our very own Kara Gebhart Uhl (@pleiadesbee). Definitely worth a read.A particularly rude student called this a “vanity project,” as it wasn’t for a customer but for my home. It hurt my feelings for a few hours before I realised he was absolutely correct. It is a vanity. Without vanity, nothing exceptional, nothing special would ever be made. It requires an element of vanity to dream a different dream then try to bring it to life. Vain, maybe; arrogant, sure. I put my hand up to all of that. But this is about inner belief more than anything. I think this piece will be worth all the effort to drag it screaming into the daylight of existence. If I am wrong, it will end up in the dumpster of history. If I am right, someone 200 years from now will appreciate the effort we took to get it “right.” Don’t be afraid of the dumpster of history. — from “The Intelligent Hand” by David Bennington Savage #The_Intelligent_HandBevel gauges are at the heart of my work. Many students have asked for recommendations so I picked up a @blue_spruce_tools bevel gauge. It’s fantastic. Details on our blog. #neversponsored
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Category Archives: Make a Joint Stool from a Tree
This is an excerpt from “Make a Joint Stool from a Tree” by Jennie Alexander and Peter Follansbee. There are several sources we use to learn about a 17th-century joiner’s tool kit. The surviving furniture retains many tool marks left by the joiners. … Continue reading
This is an excerpt from “Make a Joint Stool from a Tree” by Jennie Alexander and Peter Follansbee. Now to fasten the seat to the stool’s frame. By this point, you have checked that the top of the frame and the bottom … Continue reading
Editor’s note; This morning we received word from Peter Follansbee that Jennie Alexander has died. Her health has been in decline for some time, but her enthusiasm and spirit was intact. Just last week she called to give me a … Continue reading
Niels Henrik David Bohr, a Danish physicist who received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922 for his work on atomic structures once said, “An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in … Continue reading
Jennie Alexander was born John Alexander on Dec. 8, 1930. She has lived in row houses her entire life, and their vernacular architecture defines, in part, not only the city she has always called home, but also a more intimate … Continue reading
A few weeks ago Peter Follansbee participated in a panel discussion titled “Looking Forward, Looking Back: Traditional Crafts and Contemporary Makers” at the Fuller Craft Museum as part of the opening reception for Living Traditions: The Handwork of Plymouth CRAFT. … Continue reading