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LostArtPress on InstagramAnother sample of my stool from “The Anarchist’s Design Book: Expanded Edition,” which is in the warehouse now and will begin shipping soon.Triangle chips, together with cut lines, are the most traditional ways of carving decorations in wood. These patterns are triangular. The basic one is made with two 90 degree cuts and one 35 degree cut. I call this the single-sided triangle chip. The 90 degree side cuts appear as deep shadows. The other one, the three-sided triangle chip, has the deepest recess in the center. This is done with three 90 degree and three 45 degree cuts. The triangle can also have sides of different lengths or even be curved. If you place these three-sided triangle chips in a circle, they become a sun circle or can be a component of a rosette. (Here are) different examples of three-sided, three-cornered chip. — from “”Slöjd in Wood” by Jögge Sundqvist #Slojd_in_WoodSeven stools in two days. Just finished up our first Introduction to Staked Furniture class where these six guys designed and built these stools. They were incredibly patient and generous as I worked through my first lectures. And they were willing to eat tots at Larry’s, which is the crack house bar that is now a crack home. It was a great weekend for me.
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Category Archives: Woodworking in Estonia
This is an excerpt from “Woodworking in Estonia” by Ants Viires; translated by Mart Aru. Unsegmented felloes in Estonia and Latvia were always bent from ash wood. In Russia too, ash was occasionally used, although oak and elm were preferred. The Assikvere wheelright used ash … Continue reading
This is an excerpt from “Woodworking in Estonia” by Ants Viires and translated by Mart Aru. Until the beginning of the century, spoons and ladles for home use were generally produced by the peasants themselves. The preferred timber was that of birch, hard pieces … Continue reading
This is an excerpt from “Woodworking in Estonia” by Ants Viires; translated by Mart Aru. MATERIAL USED. In Europe bent-board containers were made of various types of timber. The flexible and easily cut aspen was popular in Estonia, and was also widely used … Continue reading
Furniture conservator and cabinetmaker Martin O’Brien sent us these intriguing images of low workbenches being used by Spanish woodworkers to build ladderback chairs. And, to add to the multicultural mix, it comes from a book in Japanese. To me it … Continue reading
You never know what you might find when viewing Fujisan in a Japanese woodblock print. The tool the cooper is using looked very familiar and then I remembered the tools from “Woodworking in Estonia” by Ants Viires. The bigger Japanese … Continue reading
This is an excerpt from “Woodworking in Estonia” by Ants Viires; translation by Mart Aru. The use of the plane presumes a base on which the item being planed is fastened. For a long time a simple low working bench, … Continue reading