Monthly Archives: September 2010

A spork in the road

The unfortunate thing about working on a “spec” project is that a paying gig takes precedence. Ahavas Yisroel needs me, and they are a customer that I can not say “no” to for many reasons. They need me to make new … Continue reading

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Not today you’re not!

A number of years ago, I used to be a member of a ski team. At one particular event, I was in the starting house; my shins on the baton, my poles placed into these really deep holes other skiers … Continue reading

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Chai Boy

So it begins, a new project, the “Chai-boy.”  See http://fbyaakov.wordpress.com/2010/09/26/i-say-not-all-germs-are-bad/  which is the prelude to this project.  Here is the basic design idea. I can only wonder what it will really look like in the end! I have decided to … Continue reading

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I say, not all germs are bad

I naturally enjoy seeing other furnituremakers’ work, and one thing I have noticed, is that a number of the ones I have been looking at lately are using large curvey legs on tables, stands, and chests. So I have been … Continue reading

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“Crafting a Nation” Conference in Washington DC

WHERE: Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th and G Streets N.W., Washington D.C. WHEN: October 8, 2010 Friday, 9 am – 5 pm October 9, 2010 Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm COST: FREE To sign up … Continue reading

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Artisan on the roof

“If I were a rich man yahda yahda….” Well, you know the rest of the song, or at the least the verse (I hope). This is a topic that runs through my head whenever I am on my long walk … Continue reading

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therefore I am….

Why do I stand out in the heat with my chainsaw knowing that my back will be bothering me the rest of the day? Why do I work in shop where I roast in the summer and freeze I the … Continue reading

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The end has come

The Ginkgo box is finished and ready for shipping. The finish for the box consists of two coats of shellac, four coats of spray lacquer, and a coat of carnauba wax. As a quick review, the brown wood on the … Continue reading

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40 feet of rope and a touch of wax

A decision was finally made after much debate and finger-pointing; Hurley was our favorite character from “Lost” and the Ginkgo box would get lacquer finish with a thin top coat of wax. It only took 37 minutes, 40 feet of … Continue reading

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‘Cause that’s the type of guy I am

Coke vs. Pepsi,  Prego vs. Ragu, Dogs vs. Cats. Pick your pick, and pick your fight. It’s all a matter of where you stand. Me? Fresca, cream sauce,  sea monkeys, and a loose watercolor wash. That’s right, when it come to painting, … Continue reading

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