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- For Accurate Angles, Go to the ChalkboardLaying out accurate angles on your work is critical. So it’s funny to me that we spend $100 on a … The post For Accurate Angles, Go to the Chalkboard appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.
- Can Soap Flakes Go Bad?I’m a big fan of a soap finish for certain projects. It doesn’t provide a lot of protection to wooden … The post Can Soap Flakes Go Bad? appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.
- Skip the Fancy Digital Indicators for MachinesI’ll probably get in trouble for this one, but here goes. Don’t waste your money on the digital indicators that … The post Skip the Fancy Digital Indicators for Machines appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.
- Use Rosin to Tighten up Your Band SawNo matter how nice your band saw is, it’s still a fussy instrument with a lot of settings that are … The post Use Rosin to Tighten up Your Band Saw appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.
- For Accurate Angles, Go to the Chalkboard
LostArtPress on InstagramWide air-dried walnut is worth the sweat when the machines don’t make the cut. @burnheartmade and I have plunged into building a Monticello bookcase for a customer. Mitered dovetails — tons of them — are in our future.Mr. Papadakis connected me with a third-generation carving shop in Athens, Greece. It was a workshop where he first worked when starting his carving career. I traveled overseas again to the studio of Theofanis Andravidiotis and learned and worked alongside several Greek master carvers and their apprentices for three months. The workshop was famous for its carved interiors of Greek Orthodox churches in two classical styles: the Byzantine and Cretan (a style similar to Rococo and Baroque, also called Barocco). I spoke just enough Greek to lose an argument with a taxi driver and to recognize when I was sworn at by others in the workshop, which fortunately was not frequently. The other carvers must have thought it peculiar for a young American female to work in a traditional all-male workshop in a foreign country. I enjoyed the unique learning experience, so the environment was all part of the adventure. The workday consisted of starting precisely at 8 a.m., taking a break for thick, Greek coffee and tasty pastries around 10 a.m. and stopping for lunch at 1 p.m. After lunch we rested, started up again at 3 p.m. and continued until 7 or 8 p.m. They were long days, but it was fascinating to work as carvers have done for countless generations. — from “Carving the Acanthus Leaf” by Mary May #Carving_the_Acanthus_LeafFig. 11-1. Made with one hollow. By altering the angle of the moulding and the fillets, you can vary your mouldings tremendously. Fig. 11-2. Different circles. Combining one cove and one ovolo greatly expands the number of mouldings you can create with a few planes. Fig. 11-3. With a second pair of planes. Add a second pair of hollow and round planes and you can make an even wider variety of shapes. — from “Mouldings in Practice” by Matthew Sheldon Bickford. @msbickford #Mouldings_in_Practice
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Category Archives: Make a Joint Stool from a Tree
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
This is an excerpt from “Make a Joint Stool from a Tree” by Jennie Alexander and Peter Follansbee. If you have a number of oak logs to choose from, then you can go through the checklist of factors that affect the work ahead. … Continue reading
This is an excerpt from “Make a Joint Stool from a Tree” by Jennie Alexander and Peter Follansbee. Now we can return to the framing parts, starting with the stiles. The first step is to layout the mortises. We’ll outline these … Continue reading