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LostArtPress on InstagramOf all game Tables, those for billiards are, without contradiction, the largest, and of which the construction requires the most attention on the part of the Joiner, so as to give them all the strength and perfection to which they are inclined. It is this difficulty that has made only a few Joiners attempt billiard Tables, and that the small numbers of those who do are in Paris. While they succeed in doing it well, it is a secret to other Joiners, which, however, is nothing other than much precaution in the choice of wood, and a very great precision in execution. — from “With all the Precision Possible: Roubo on Furniture” by André-Jacob Roubo, translation by Donald C. Williams, Michele Pietryka-Pagán & Philippe Lafargue #Roubo_on_FurnitureThough the Internet has changed many things about making a living at woodworking, it hasn’t changed this: Good photography is important. — from “The Intelligent Hand” by David Binnington Savage @finefurnituremaker #the_intelligent_handPeople have asked many questions about the transit cases I just built for a campaign chest. Answers are on our blog today.
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Category Archives: Make a Joint Stool from a Tree
When I visited Peter Follansbee in his shop at Plimoth Plantation in 2012, it looked as if his shop had always been there and always would. I wouldn’t call it cluttered, exactly. It was quite tidy. But it was filled … Continue reading
The Internet is a strange and absolutely wonderful place. You can have productive and involved relationships with people you have never met. I have heard that people even find intimacy (note, you will never find those photos of me … Continue reading
Today (one day early) we finished up building a dozen Roorkhee chairs plus their accompanying campaign stools at the Kelly Mehler School of Woodworking. Then we sat on the lawn and tried to stay awake. What are we going to … Continue reading
For those of us with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge about traditional American tools and furniture, there is one name that makes us all tip our hats: Charles F. Hummel of Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library. Hummel’s impressive career as … Continue reading
With only days before the Christmas holiday, I stumbled (literally) on a project idea in the new Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago. Step 1: Find a stump as big as your bottom. Step 2: Cut it to … Continue reading
Tim Talma reviewed “Make a Joint Stool from a Tree” by Jennie Alexander and Peter Follansbee in the latest issue of “Period Furniture,” the newsletter of the Society of American Period Furniture Makers (SAPFM). Talma seized upon the fact that … Continue reading