Tag Archives: hand tools

Feelin’ Groovey

Once again, I was confronted with multiple options to complete a task. And once again, I took the old-fashioned route mainly for the sake of accuracy versus speed. Here’s the case: The top and bottom need to grooves to receive the … Continue reading

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A mix of old and new

As I have stated many times before, I like to call myself a Modern Traditionalist. Today, I want to show you how I use a mix of the old and the new. When cutting small to medium sized pieces to … Continue reading

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So we start again

Today I started construction on a new commission. It is a tzedakah box done in a style I have never made before. Generally, I make these with solid wood sides, but since this particular box has marquetry on the front, … Continue reading

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Grandpa’s Workshop – Book Review

I admit it, I am a fan of Chris Schwarz’s Lost Art Press publishing company, and I have enjoyed every book I have ordered from them. Months ago, they made an announcement about a children’s book to be published called “Grandpa’s Workshop” … Continue reading

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Keepin’ up the skills

Well, I am still commission-less, and I am still broke, so I can only work with the scraps I  left on the lumber rack. As you well know, you must practice to keep your skills sharp, so a bit of practice … Continue reading

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Standing idea

I have had pieces in gallery shows for the past couple of months, and at one of the galleries, they requested stands to put the pieces on. I didn’t have any stands or pedestals to offer, so I decided that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Make a Joint Stool from a Tree

I’m a sucker for Lost Art Press books, especially when you get an introductory sale price for a new book about to be published. I have enjoyed all the books I’ve purchased from them, so when “Make a Joint Stool from … Continue reading

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