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LostArtPress on InstagramWe are building stick chairs this week at the @schoolofwoodwork. Owner Kate Swann has built an incredible urban workshop and school here. If you live anywhere near Tampa (or require the sun’s healing powers) I recommend you check it out. Lots of great classes in a great facility — in a vibrant city center.I just finished this stick chair, which I’ll be exhibiting at Fine Woodworking Live (@finewoodworkingmagazine). The chair is inspired by Scottish Darvel chairs but brought forward 100 years or so. This chair is made from scraps of multiple species and painted with General Finishes (Not) Milk Paint in Coastal Blue.We are now selling laser-cut templates for the Staked Armchair in “The Anarchist’s Design Book: Expanded Edition.” The templates are made by @firstlightworks and greatly simplify making your first chair. U.K. customers can get them from @classic_hand_tools.
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Category Archives: Techniques
Other bloggers are wary of pulling down their pants. Not me. I suck at a lot of things, but I really and truly suck at mortising by hand. The problem isn’t really my results – I can get a clean, … Continue reading
I’m sure you’ve heard this: What separates a good woodworker from a great one is his or her ability to hide mistakes. Which is complete and utter crap in my opinion. The really fantastic woodworkers I have worked with don’t … Continue reading
I am asked the following question a lot – that usually means I should answer it. Question: I am building a trestle table based on the one you built. I have a dumb question. I was lucky enough to find … Continue reading
I do not accept free or discounted tools. I purchased every tool in my chest and have marked it with my shop mark. I do not accept free or discounted materials – lumber, glue, finish or hardware. On occasion, a … Continue reading
Unfettered by tradition or dogma, woodworking students can have occasional flashes of brilliance. To wit: During a class last week at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking, I noticed that two of the students were using a waterbase finish I’d … Continue reading
Woodworking writers love to get to the end of the story where they can simply state: Build the drawers in the usual manner and apply your favorite finish. And enjoy! This is, by the way, a bit of laziness or … Continue reading