Tag Archives: furniture

Flying Shtenders!

I have made reference to the modern/contemporary shtender that I have been working on, and it was completed over the weekend. I was lucky enough to get a long piece of walnut as a “parting gift” while visiting the wholesale … Continue reading

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Modern furniture, well that’s interesting…

Most of you know that I like Christopher Schwarz and his writing (BTW, I “like” him, I don’t “like him like him” if you know what I mean), but I would like to take him out to lunch and see … Continue reading

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Flaming Chop!

Not only can I stand on my bench, I am standing on the shoulders of giants. In particular, the shoulders of Graeme Priddle. I decided to do something that would add my particular stamp to the Roubo workbench, so I … Continue reading

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This is it, the night of nights

Overture, cut the lights, this is it, the night of nights, no more rehearsing, rehearsing  our parts, we know every part by heart. Overture, cut the lights, this is it, we’ll hit the heights. And oh what heights we’ll hit, … Continue reading

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Getting my legs on the ground

Who knew that making the Roubo workbench would be such a workout! Between the hand sawing, hand drilling, the lifting, and all the hand plane work, I’m getting a full day’s worth of exercise! Overall, the project is fairly straight … Continue reading

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Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event and Reviews

The workbench project sent me on another journey. This time it was to Gaithersburg, Maryland for the Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool event. I wanted to get a couple of tools to help me with the bench, and I knew a couple … Continue reading

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And so it begins

The journey of a thousand miles has begun with the construction of my new workbench. And the journey actually began with a journey! I traveled to White Marsh, Maryland to visit J. Gibson McLlvain Company, a wholesale lumberyard, to purchase … Continue reading

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On the bench

It’s time for a new series of blogs from yours truly. For a number of months I have wanted to make a new workbench, not a large table to store things on, but a real workbench. My current bench is … Continue reading

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Scrap transformation complete

Well, the scrap wood hall table is pretty much done. I need a couple more coats of shellac on the top, then a final coat of wax to wrap this project up. All in all, I am happy with the … Continue reading

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One-minute report

I’ll take an Hour for $1,000.00 Alex. That’s how I feel about time right now. There is simply not enough of it, and I can’t even buy some of it. I feel badly for my dwindling readership that I have … Continue reading

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