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Alter the Tips of Your Dividers

Note: This is crossposted from Crucible Tool. Dividers work better if the tips match the job you’re doing. For layout chores, such as scribing arcs or setting out your joinery, the dividers’ tips need to match the wood you are … Continue reading

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New Book from Nancy Hiller & Lost Art Press

Editor’s note: Aside from my family, my three deepest passions in life are woodworking, food and music. Almost every night I cook a meal while listening to music and surrounded by the things I’ve built. I have deep-seated philosophies about … Continue reading

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Lay Out a Chair’s Pommel

There’s a quick tutorial on laying out a traditional pommel on a seat with a French curve and only two points. Check it out on the Crucible Tool site here. — Christopher Schwarz

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Two More Upcoming Classes at our Storefront

Megan Fitzpatrick and Brendan Gaffney will each teach a weekend class in April at our storefront in Covington, Ky. Registration will open at noon on Friday, Oct. 20. Just like with the Welsh stick chair class with Chris Williams, these … Continue reading

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Posers need not apply

The following is a short excerpt from Making Things Work. It was a spacious shop, well lit and outfitted with a tidy mix of old and new equipment. “I’m working on a dining table and chairs for a client in … Continue reading

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Registration for Welsh Stick Chair With Chris Williams

You can now register for the chairbuilding class with Chris Williams via this link. Note: Registering for the class or the waiting list is free – they won’t ask you for a credit card to register. After the dust settles, … Continue reading

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Using French Curves

This morning I posted an entry on our Crucible Tool site about how to use the continuously changing radius on French Curves to join three points. This is a huge help when creating irregular or organic shapes. Read the entry … Continue reading

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