Monthly Archives: March 2012

Chisels and Alchemy

“If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.” – Carl Sagan Lately I have been designing a new piece that calls for many small dovetails. The chisels that I use now, while … Continue reading

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Nipping Press for UAB (part 3)

  The above image shows the hole cut to accept the metal vice.           Now that all of the parts have been roughed out it is time to begin shaping the piece.    

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Nipping Press for UAB (pt. 2)

    The mortise and tenons have been shaped with chisels and fit together nicely.         Now that the carcass is complete it is beginning to look suspiciously like a nipping press.    

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Nipping Press for UAB (pt. 1)

My recent visit and talk at the University of Alabama at Birmingham was a great experience.  I met some wonderful people and got to spend time with friends that I love.  As a Jemison Visiting Artist, I was asked to … Continue reading

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