• region two.......
     Still having hiccups trying to buy season 4 of Spiral. I can buy the BBC DVD set of all 8 seasons (86 episodes) for $54 from Amazon. But the caveat is the DVDs are region two which means that they won't play on a USA DVD player which is region one. Multi-region DVD players are relatively cheap but there are caveats with them too. There is the possibility of DRM stopping the DVD from playing. Really don't want to flush... Read more
    Source: Accidental Woodworker Published on: 2024-04-17
  • Work Related
    Last week was a lead-in week to more full-time working where I tested different parts to my body to see what could and would not work and to see what I could and could not do. This was all in relation to pain surrounding my ribs being broken and the breathing issues that followed. During... Source... Read more
    Source: Paul Sellers' Blog Published on: 2024-04-17
  • Make a Chair With Me in Germany
    I have been invited back to Germany this summer to teach a four-day introduction to chairmaking course at Dictum’s classroom in Niederalteich, a gorgeous monastery in Bavaria. The class is in English (my German is terrible), and the location is a fantastic place to stay and learn. You can rent a room at the monastery....... Read more
    Source: Lost Art Press Published on: 2024-04-16
  • See & Meet ‘Backwoods Chairmakers’ in Berea on June 2
    Andy Glenn’s new book “Backwoods Chairmakers” has been a runaway hit – we’ve about blown through the first press run after only 3-1/2 months. Recently, Andy had the great idea to gather the chairmakers from his book at Berea College so readers can meet these chairmakers, hear their stories, see their chairs and watch demonstrations...... Read more
    Source: Lost Art Press Published on: 2024-04-16
  • spring time chores.........
    The mercury got pushed up to 79F (26C) in my part of the universe today. Spent the morning working on the transitional herd cleaning them up. The PM I spent in the backyard doing some yard maintenance. I promised my wife months ago I would do it and today it was made good. It was a good time to squeeze it in because I'm on the fence with the next project. I want to make a new bedside table. I want... Read more
    Source: Accidental Woodworker Published on: 2024-04-16
  • In Praise of Stick Chairs & Cricket Tables
    House & Garden magazine in the U.K. has a nice feature on vernacular stick chairs and cricket tables in its current issue. You can read the article here. Tim Bowen of Tim Bowen Antiques is quoted throughout. Tim and Betsan Bowen authored “The Welsh Stick Chair,” a lovely book that we stock. (It is the...... Read more
    Source: Lost Art Press Published on: 2024-04-15
  • Speed ripping by hand
    This is a sequel to show the unbelievable speed you can achieve ripping by hand in a seated position. Ripping this fast unless you’re super fit is pretty much impossible.... Read more
    Source: Journeyman's journal Published on: 2024-04-15
  • straggler done.......
     Daughter #1 came up from Baltimore today for work and to visit friends. That left me the AM session to get the Miller Falls No 14 straggler ready for adoption. Spent the PM with her taking in the sights in Cumberland RI. She heads back south on monday to rejoin her husband. I wanted to get the shellac going on the 2nd portable chest of drawers but that didn't happen. I'll try to do it on monday. ready to assembleIt took... Read more
    Source: Accidental Woodworker Published on: 2024-04-15
  • 2nd portable chest of drawers done.......
     Let me put this another way. All the woodworking is done as is the prep for applying the finish. All that is left to get a check mark in the done column is 4-6 coats of shellac. I spent the morning working on it and quit at lunch time. I'll start the shellac tomorrow. The rest of the day was spent prepping the three #5's for sale.the drawer stops cooked overnightFirst glamour shot is head on. The only drawers I... Read more
    Source: Accidental Woodworker Published on: 2024-04-14
  • A Free Download Now and Forever: ‘The Anarchist’s Tool Chest’
    “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest,” the book that allowed me to quit my corporate job is now available as a free pdf download, now and forever. To download it, you need only click on this link. You don’t have to register, give up your email or do any other smarmy marketing idiocy. We will continue to...... Read more
    Source: Lost Art Press Published on: 2024-04-14
  • Ripping in a sitting position
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    Source: Journeyman's journal Published on: 2024-04-13
  • Godzilla, Columbo
    cosmonautroger:Godzilla, Columbo... Read more
    Source: Giant Cypress Published on: 2024-04-13
  • ready for finish......
    Well, it is almost ready for shellac. I think I'm done with the woodworking for the 2nd portable chest of drawers. Of the two of them I like this one more than the first one. It was a bit frustrating doing the last of the woodworking today and it ate up a ton of time and boatload of calories. Before I launch myself into another project I'm going to finish up the #5 planes I want to sell.a senior momentI... Read more
    Source: Accidental Woodworker Published on: 2024-04-13
  • Joel and the Barrel Knife
    We were wrapping things up at the end of the bowl carving class. Joel Paul and I were talking about bowls and tools when he handed me this: I had no idea what it was. Heavy. A fancy plumb bob? … Continue reading →... Read more
    Source: David Fisher, Carving Explorations Published on: 2024-04-12
  • Upcoming talk at the Maine Japanese Woodworking Festival
    Although I’ve alluded to this before, I realized today that I never explicitly mentioned this here. My bad.The good folks at the Maine Japanese Woodworking Festival were kind enough to ask yours truly to teach and give a talk this year. The festival runs from July 26 - 28, 2024 in Mercer, Maine. The title of my talk is “The Japanese Tool Tradition: It’s Not What You Think It Is”. I figured it’s a good title — vague enough that I... Read more
    Source: Giant Cypress Published on: 2024-04-12