Stuff, People and Moments to inspire new projects
Colored Pencil Ring
Kawai and Kato: Influence of the Cap-iron on Hand Plane — complete video[vimeo 41372857 w=500&h=280]
I spent a great weekend at colonial williamsburg this weekend. On any given weekend its hard to find highlights brighter than learning about revolutionary sentiments and quirky historical facts. Not this weekend. Colonial Williamsburg has a joinery shop and a cabinetry shop where master craftsmen use 18th century technology to build both fine furniture and more pedestrian pieces. I was fortunate to have a craftsmen walk me through the secrets of a sliding rabbet dovetail, a raise panel and most importantly, the double blind dovetail. Oh the double blind dovetail, to the eye looks like a simple butt joint, but underneath has all the mechanical and artistic strengths of dovetails.
check out this wordpress recounting life in the cabinetry shop: http://anthonyhaycabinetmaker.wordpress.com/
Thinking about spoon carving: http://video.pbs.org/video/2172740518/
I spent a great day woodworking with Richard Gordon http://www.phineasrose.com/Fine_Furniture_of_Original_Design.html at the Sugarloaf Art Fair.
From my aunt – reminiscent of the georgia style christmas tree:
Explanation of the difference between rift and quarter-sawn – for the visual learner among us.
Enjoyed this 11 part series demonstrating how to make a tool chest – no words – only tools by Canadian woodworker Tom Fidgen
the highlight was touring Richard and Ninika Gordon’s woodworking shop. The rocking chair is simply amazing.
http://www.phineasrose.com/Fine_Furniture_of_Original_Design.html. You can see more of his work at this three story art shop.
Ted video on hewing logs from Roy Underhill. He talks about the need for traditional skills – if you are american sap runs in your veins.
Nick Offerman (aka Ron Swanson) reading tweets in his wood shop Also checkout his woodworking blog:
Awesome coffee table held together with magnets: http://www.popscreen.com/v/7n8lg/RPR-Float-Table
Super sawmill – they are refurbishing trees from sandy: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/currency/2013/10/making-money-sawmill.html
Amazing couple builds mountain homestead in WV: http://homes.yahoo.com/blogs/spaces/young-couple-quit-jobs-build-glass-house-500-204553074.html
David and me biked from pub to pub in Ireland. Behind David notice the photo of the big fella, Michael Collins. I ran into a great woodworking festival in cork –
I like this
I also like this –Linen Press – I loved going to see it at the MET
Patron Saint of the 37th Street Shop
Patron Saint of the Current Shop