Monthly Archives: October 2011

Autumn Leaves


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This week I have been busy refinishing chairs for a local restaurant.  The very nature of refinishing furniture is a bit of a ‘hurry up and wait’ venture, so I took some of the downtime to clean, organize and attend … Continue reading

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Print in Progress

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Simplicity of Life

    “Simplicity of life, even the barest, is not a misery, but the very foundation of refinement.”  – William Morris

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Smoothing Plane

Last week I took some time to build a nice smoothing plane.  It turned out well, and I feel that, in time, we will become close friends. “I began to think of the plane as being the cabinetmaker’s violin; the … Continue reading

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“Growing up with animals is enriching, but also habit forming: later on in life, if you aren’t with them, you miss them. …Now with a house and a workshop I can have pets – this time, cats.  Two black ones.  … Continue reading

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Dovetailed Walnut Box

  A few people have contacted me to ask if I would consider selling the dovetailed box without a wooden folder, so….     Dovetailed Walnut Box for sale now through my Etsy shop.     Interior Dimensions:  l: 6.75″ … Continue reading

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