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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: The Academy of Armory
From Randle Holme III’s “Academy of Armory,” which he began in 1649. As republished in “Living and Working in Seventeenth Century England” Throne He beareth a Throne, a chair Royall, or a Cathedre (from it Latine terme), adorned with a … Continue reading
XXXIX. He beareth Or, a Joyner seated astride a piece of Timber with a Mallet in his right hand lifted up, and a Chissel in his left, making a Mortice all proper. Terms of Art used by Joyners in their … Continue reading
XXVI. He beareth Sable, a Cording Augre, (or Auger) and Pin, Or. These are Instruments of Wood, whose use is only for the Cording of Beds, to strain the Ropes streight, for Matts and Beds to ly upon. The Carpenter … Continue reading
XXII. He beareth Argent, a Mortess Chissel, Azure, the Helve, Or. By the name of Chizell. This is a Chissel broad in the sides and thick in the face part, so consequently stronger than other Chissels, that it may abide … Continue reading
XX. In this quarter is first the round Smoothing Plain, whose Sole is not streight but convex. The second is the Rabbet Plain, which hath the sides of the Iron not inclosed in the Stock as the foregoing Plains, but … Continue reading
XIX. He beareth in this quarter two sorts of Joyners Plains; that in the chief is termed a Joynter, it is the largest sort of Plains by them used, it is perfectly streight from end to end; its office is … Continue reading