Patron Saints of the Shop

Stuff, People and Moments to inspire new projects

14/12/22

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFEY–Gp1D8

14/8/25

14/7/1/

Table Topography: Wood Furniture Embedded with Glass Rivers and Lakes

14/6/22

18th-century woodworking shop a rare find

 

14/6/10

14/5/29

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Dugout canoes

14/5/10

Colored Pencil Ring

http://imgur.com/gallery/VFOfu

14/4/29

The Intricate Wooden Churches of Kizhi Island

14/3/06

Kawai and Kato: Influence of the Cap-iron on Hand Plane — complete video

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14/3/04

14/02/24

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/

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14/01/26

Thinking about spoon carving: http://video.pbs.org/video/2172740518/

and

14/01/26

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I spent a great day woodworking with Richard Gordon http://www.phineasrose.com/Fine_Furniture_of_Original_Design.html at the Sugarloaf Art Fair.

14/01/19

From my aunt – reminiscent of the georgia style christmas tree:

13/11/25


Building a wooden spoon and log cabin with just an ax

13/11/21

Explanation of the difference between rift and quarter-sawn – for the visual learner among us.

13/11/21

Enjoyed this 11 part series demonstrating how to make a tool chest – no words – only tools by Canadian woodworker Tom Fidgen

13/11/19

Great audio story of a crew “Rebuilding A Hikers’ Cabin, Log By Log.”  

http://wamu.org/programs/metro_connection/13/11/15/rebuilding_a_hikers_cabin_log_by_log

13/11/18



Spent an amazing weekend in Shendoah this weekend –

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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.

13/11/13

Going to a PATC cabin this weekend so thinking about green woodworking – check out this great article on riveting wood and green woodworking from peter follansbee

13/11/12

US Forest Service, An Axe to Grind – Complete Documentary

an hour long documentary on axes; who said the government couldn’t do great things –  it may be unable to reform the health system but it sure as hell can sharpen an axe.

13/11/12

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.

13/11/08

Nick Offerman (aka Ron Swanson) reading tweets in his wood shop  Also checkout his woodworking blog

13/10/08

Awesome coffee table held together with magnets: http://www.popscreen.com/v/7n8lg/RPR-Float-Table

13/10/08

Super sawmill – they are refurbishing trees from sandy: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/currency/2013/10/making-money-sawmill.html

13/10/08

Amazing couple builds mountain homestead in WV: http://homes.yahoo.com/blogs/spaces/young-couple-quit-jobs-build-glass-house-500-204553074.html

13/09/10

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 – 

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I like this

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I also like this –Linen Press – I loved going to see it at the MET

Patron Saint of the 37th Street Shop

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav_Stickley

Patron Saint of the Current Shop

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