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LostArtPress on InstagramTwo more cases glued up for this massive campaign chest. Now for the blades and drawer runners.Occasionally a piece of furniture, structurally sound and technically correct, will appear “wrong.” It may be right proportionally, but it still looks distracting. Mismatched grain is often the cause of the annoyance. The purpose of matching grain is to produce a panel or series of components that gives the illusion of being continuous and to coordinate with the rest of the piece. Correctly matched grain depends on several factors. Experience and a good eye are important. So is the amount of wood available. If there are several hundred boards to choose from, there is no reason not to obtain the desired number of panels matched for grain pattern and color. If only two boards are available, the task becomes more difficult. Yet even with just two boards, there are 16 different options for gluing them edge to edge. With three boards, there are 64 choices. Obviously, a board with knots or sapwood limits the possibilities. As a rule, parallel grain (quartersawn) should not be matched to wide face grain (plainsawn), or any grain that runs at an angle to the edge. (The first image) shows a very good match of three boards, while (the second) illustrates a poor match. — from “With the Grain” by Christian Becksvoort #With_the_GrainMaking progress on this massive campaign chest. So many dang dovetails....
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Category Archives: Woodworking Classes
I’m not teaching much in 2019, just a few classes here and there. But I couldn’t turn down an offer to teach in London. Yes, the famous London, with the clock. Derek Jones (aka LowFatRoubo) has arranged to run some … Continue reading
I am teaching a few classes at the Lost Art Press storefront in 2019. I admit I’m a little gun-shy about teaching. I feel quite rusty as a teacher, and I am wary of classroom duties spiraling into a huge … Continue reading
Tomorrow morning (Aug. 3, 2018) at 10 a.m. Eastern, registration will open for a handful of new classes scheduled through the end of this year: To those we’ve added one from Joshua Klein: Restoring & Using Wooden Bench Planes. It’s … Continue reading
We have a full roster of weekend courses planned for the fall. Megan Fitzpatrick, Brendan Gaffney, Daniel Clay and Christopher Schwarz will lead these two day-classes in our storefront in downtown Covington, Ky. The registration for these classes will open … Continue reading
At the time I stopped teaching in 2015 I was booking 18 class a year. It was a stupid schedule. I quite enjoyed the travel and learning from the students. But my personal work – my writing, designing and building … Continue reading
I’m teaching two courses in Munich this October at the new and expanded workshop for Dictum GmbH. Today I visited the new workshop, and it is impressive. Located by the Munich Ostbanhof (east train station), the new facilities are flooded … Continue reading