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Anarchist’s Bookcase

I got back to a little woodworking last week.  I built a bookcase from Lost Art Press’s Anarchist’s Design Book (ADB) to go into my son’s dorm room.  It took a fairly big mental hurtle to convert my shop from … Continue reading

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Wall shelves

Quick little wall shelves in pine, cut nails, and finished with shellac.  The dados were fun – it was the first time I’d cut them with a back saw, chisel, and router plane.  Lesson learned from this project: put the … Continue reading

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Innocent Beginnings?

Not even an hour had passed since I’d delivered my last project, and I was thinking about what project(s) to start next.  Didn’t matter that I still have a number of woodworking projects part-way done, or a pressing house project … Continue reading

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1800 Dry Sink

I finished the largest project I’ve built, except for my workbench, this weekend. With one large exception I’m very happy with it. This is a loose reproduction of a dry sink from about 1800. The plan was out of Woodworking … Continue reading

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Screw The Screws

Two weeks ago I helped Nora with a school project. They were given four wooden wheels and tasked with building a vehicle to carry two eggs down a ramp and keep them from breaking. They were just supposed to use … Continue reading

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Milk paint finish on chair

The Windsor chair I built (yes I’ve still built only one) is almost two years old.  I want to document the finishing steps for quick reference later and also post a few photos of how it’s wearing.  I still love … Continue reading

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Nailed It

Perhaps the most talked-about presentation at Woodworking in America this year was Adam Cherubini’s talk on nailed furniture.  Adam’s thing is period furniture.  And his point was that the majority of furniture built a couple centuries ago was not elaborate … Continue reading

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