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- A Parting Gift from Jennie AlexanderLast week the woodworking community lost one of its giants. Jennie Alexander (1930-2018) passed away in Baltimore, where she … The post A Parting Gift from Jennie Alexander appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.
- Enough Glue Brushes for 720 Years of WorkI am fond of using acid brushes – sometimes called “flux brushes” – for spreading glue. And I have used … The post Enough Glue Brushes for 720 Years of Work appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.
- Pinch Dogs to the Rescue (I Hope)Like pocket screws, traditional pinch dogs are a great way to join odd assemblies or to use them in … The post Pinch Dogs to the Rescue (I Hope) appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.
- Pocket Screws for Chairmaking? (Yes)The first time I became aware of pocket screws I was standing in a Grizzly Industrial showroom handing out free … The post Pocket Screws for Chairmaking? (Yes) appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.
- A Parting Gift from Jennie Alexander
LostArtPress on InstagramAfter the obligatory pants crapping after the first coat of black milk paint, I got everything looking good. Tomorrow I will rub out the black with some burlap and apply oil and wax.Won’t you be my neighbor? This house across the street just went up for sale for $147,500 — one of the last great deals in the city I think.When installing a top corner, it’s best to treat it first like a simple L-bracket. Remove the material so the two legs of the top corner fit in your carcase. Use the strategies outlined earlier – either handwork or an electric router. Once the legs are relieved, pare away (or hammer) the inside corners of the wood so the top corner will drop into the recesses you just cut. The top of the piece of hardware should now be in its final position so you can trace or knife the shape on the carcase. Once you trace the shape on the carcase, then it’s just a matter of removing the waste. You can do this with a chisel and a router plane, or with a template and an electric router. If you go the electric route, make sure that all of the brass top corners are the exact same shape. — from “Campaign Furniture” by Christopher Schwarz #Campaign_Furniture
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- One of Jennie Alexander's last projects – an inexpensive vise for bench work or dovetailing. popularwoodworking.com/woodworking-bl… 5 hours ago
Category Archives: To Make as Perfectly as Possible, Roubo Translation
No doubt many of you are familiar with the famous one-piece bookstand from plate 331 of Roubo’s “With All Precision Possible” popularized by Roy Underhill. This past week, we decided to build a nice bookstand for the shop copy of … Continue reading
We’re eager to ship out copies of the deluxe “Roubo on Furniture Making,” but are still waiting for the custom boxes to be delivered to our warehouse. Note: When I write “custom boxes” I am referring to cardboard shipping containers, … Continue reading
The deluxe edition of “Roubo on Furniture” is currently at the bindery in New Mexico. There, in addition to binding the pages, employees are making the custom slipcases for the books. The latest word we have from the bindery is … Continue reading
This is an excerpt from “To Make as Perfectly as Possible: Roubo on Marquetry” by André-Jacob Roubo; translation by Donald C. Williams, Michele Pietryka-Pagán & Philippe Lafargue. One of the joys of researching the old ways of doing things is that every … Continue reading
Are you a little bit obsessed with the workshop in Roubo’s Plate 11? Do you need a new poster for your shop or new wallpaper for your computer screen or tablet? Do you really, really want to see the wood … Continue reading
When translating Andre Roubo’s “l’Art du menuisier,” we debated converting all of his dimensions to U.S. Customary Units or metric. After some discussion, we decided to leave them as-is for the same reason that we tried to maintain Roubo’s writing … Continue reading