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- Dent the Wood for Tighter JointsWe’ve all dented some important part of a project and hand to remove the dent with heat and steam. It’s … The post Dent the Wood for Tighter Joints appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.
- How to Design Furniture With SpindlesDesigning a piece of furniture with multiple spindles – or even working with someone else’s plan – can be tricky. … The post How to Design Furniture With Spindles appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.
- Benchcrafted: Not a Review – an EndorsementRecently one of the leg vises in my shop cracked. The vise chop snapped and the garter on the wooden … The post Benchcrafted: Not a Review – an Endorsement appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.
- Workbenches: With Experience Comes SimplicityFor the many-hundredth time last week, I explained the virtues of simple workbenches to a skeptical audience of 10 workbench … The post Workbenches: With Experience Comes Simplicity appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.
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LostArtPress on InstagramApart from my chairs, this is one of my favorite projects — a liquor and LP cabinet. And after I’m dead, the shelves come out and Lucy saves $800 at the funeral home.This stage of construction always makes me think of the Iron Throne.The period which concerns us is from around 1700 to the late 19th century. At this time, without railways or roads, about three-quarters of the country was inaccessible to any kind of heavy or bulky load. If it would not go on the back of a pack animal, it didn’t go! If you add the poverty of centuries to this poor transportation there are two major effects on the lives of the smallholder, farmer and villager in inland Wales. The first is that the people individually, and the villagers corporately, had to be self-sufficient in nearly everything. The second effect was that the people were not influenced by the fashions of their more urban contemporaries. If they made an object, whatever it was, a pot, a shawl, a spoon, an implement or a piece of furniture, the overriding parameters of the design were availability of materials and fitness for use. This produced traditional and unique designs, from clothing to the construction of their dwellings. So the tradition accumulated which was unique to their particular area. Another area had another design. With the passing of time, and increasing populations, men travelled to find work, or visited the coastal seaports, and in this way new ideas would come. In this atmosphere a type of Welsh furniture evolved, including the Welsh stick chair. — from “Welsh Stick Chairs” by John Brown #Welsh_Stick_Chairs
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We have just received our limited-edition bandanas in our Indiana warehouse and are ready to ship them out immediately. The bandanas are made and printed in the United States and are $24, which includes domestic shipping. We have only 500 … Continue reading
Peter Nicholson’s “The Mechanic’s Companion” is one of the landmark English-language books on woodworking (plus carpentry, blacksmithing and other allied trades). But the current versions available to read are hard to recommend: The Google Books version is free, and it’s … Continue reading
Every so often someone contacts me to ask for advice about quitting a day job and going into furniture making as a full-time endeavor. They’ve taken some classes and built some pieces — sometimes eye-poppingly impressive ones — on their … Continue reading
I’m in Austria this week with my family. And while they sleep – Lucy is curled up beside me now – I can’t help but continue editing, sketching and writing. Right now I’m near the end of editing David Savage’s … Continue reading
I finally “met” Richard Jones. Richard and I have been emailing each other, at times daily, since we began turning his opus on timber technology into book form 11 months ago. Richard lives in Leeds, a city in West Yorkshire, … Continue reading
This Saturday and Sunday, I’ll be here at the Lost Art Press Storefront running my second class on building the Cabinetmaker’s Sector. The last class was fantastic and yielded a great batch of new sectors. I’ve had a spot open … Continue reading