Monthly Archives: November 2010

Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo

Translated from the Italian, “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.” Actually, a better title for this post would be, “The Good, the oh well…, the disappointing, and the creepy. The Good I needed a new 1/4” round-over bit, so the … Continue reading

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To whom the Thanks toll for

One thing I am very thankful for this Thanksgiving, is you! Yes you, my readers. I don’t know who most of you are, but thanks so much for taking the time to read my blog. I hope you have enjoying … Continue reading

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Looking back to move forward

For the past couple of days, I think I would have been fine working in the shop without electricity. Granted, I would need light, but I certainly have not needed it for my power tools. I don’t know what it … Continue reading

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One fine Rough Cut

Last night I finally had the time to watch Rough Cut with Tommy Mac, and I have to say, it was one fine Rough Cut. The project was a shaker style night stand, made from a beautiful figured maple. I’ve made a couple … Continue reading

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Fun with flock

It’s true, I did get flocked today. And you know what? It was fun! Flocking is pretty easy, but a bit messy. The process is pretty simple; first, seal the inside of the drawers with shellac, which I did last week. … Continue reading

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Orders Shhmmorders

Captains log: Star date: November 18th, 22:00 Hours, Jewish Standard Time Subject: Chai-boy project progress Orders have been issued: Commence waxing! What?! Waxing before assembly has even begun?! Are you nuts?! Now that I think about it, I don’t respond … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes…. The Arts and Crafts Movement Today

As I stood in my shop yesterday watching the propane heater slowly die as the gas ran out, I took a good look around my shop. Dust, shavings, leaves and small chunks of wood all over the floor, it reminded me of a quote from … Continue reading

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