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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: Personal Favorites
The two closest Shaker communities to Cincinnati are also the most difficult to see. The White Water Shaker Village isn’t open to the public on a regular basis, though there is a dedicated group of people trying to change that. … Continue reading
I was in elementary school when my father hurt his back so badly while working on the farm that his doctor confined him to bed. My bedroom was immediately down the hall from my parents’, and after school one day … Continue reading
For many years, I have been an undying fan of the work of Chester Cornett (1913-1981), a traditional Eastern Kentucky chairmaker who crossed over to become an artist who lived out his last years in Cincinnati, just a few miles … Continue reading
The second half of my interview with Core77 was posted today (here’s the link), and I am deeply jealous of the lede that Rain Noe wrote at the top of the piece. It’s a nice piece of work, and it’s … Continue reading
Core77, a website for industrial designers, just published the first part of an interview with me on my research methods for my designs plus about 100 other little topics. If you’re wondering what the next book in the “Anarchist” series … Continue reading
Step into Roy Underhill’s bathroom at The Woodwright’s School, and you’ll encounter a poster of Albrecht Dürer’s “Melencolia I,” a puzzling image filled with mysterious symbols and woodworking tools. Whenever a student goes missing in the bathroom during the classes … Continue reading