• Isaac Youngs Clock Build Video Now Available
    In October of 2015 visited Hancock Shaker Village for the first time. The reason for the trip was to examine two particular pieces in their collection. A candle stand and one of Issacs Youngs wall clocks for prospective videos on building them. Both pieces were well known and often written about Shaker pieces; but not... Continue Reading →... Read more
    Source: Eclectic Mechanicals Published on: 2021-10-25
  • Apprenticeship Winter Term Opens Friday
    This morning, our students in the Apprenticeship program turned in the last of their assignments – they’ve posted pictures of their shellac and milk paint projects and shared their essays of reflection on the past eight weeks of dedicated craft work. We’ve watched these folks go from green and a little nervous on day one to steady growth in confidence and skill over two months. They’ve taken these challenges head on, working through freehand sharpening, stock prep with hand tools,... Read more
    Source: Mortise & tenon magazine Published on: 2021-10-25
  • Tool Chest Livestream this Saturday
    If you have questions, concerns or declarations to make about the Dutch tool chest, read on. We have upgraded our video and audio equipment during the last six months and are ready to attempt another livestream. The host will be our own Megan Fitzpatrick. The topic will be “Dutch Tool Chests: Design, Construction & Use.”...... Read more
    Source: Lost Art Press Published on: 2021-10-25
  • Tool Chest Livestream this Saturday
    If you have questions, concerns or declarations to make about the Dutch tool chest, read on. We have upgraded our video and audio equipment during the last six months and are ready to attempt another livestream. The host will be our own Megan Fitzpatrick. The topic will be “Dutch Tool Chests: Design, Construction & Use.”...... Read more
    Source: Lost Art Press Published on: 2021-10-25
  • Anarchist Gift Guide Day 5: Starrett 12″ Machinist Level
    Some woodworkers scoff at owning a level because it is regarded as mostly a carpenter’s tool. Furniture doesn’t have to be level and plumb, does it? A small level – about 12″ long – is a great thing to have in the workshop. You can use it to level your workbench. And then you can...... Read more
    Source: Lost Art Press Published on: 2021-10-25
  • Hickory bark seating video
    I made a couple of chairs in late September/early October and shot a video of weaving the seat with hickory bark. There’s lots of information out in the world about chair seating. This video is just how I do it – no more than that. I learned hickory bark work from Jennie Alexander and Drew … Continue reading Hickory bark seating video... Read more
    Source: Peter Follansbee, joiner's notes Published on: 2021-10-25
  • sunday slow down.......
     My girls say I'm a creature of habit and they can tell the hour and the day of the week just by what I do. I'm ok with that and now that it is football season I indulge and watch it. I don't watch it and scream at the TV but rather I work on the computer and have the game on but muted. The Patriots routed the Jets 54 to 13. The QB for NE looked good and the... Read more
    Source: Accidental Woodworker Published on: 2021-10-25
  • A tale of two augers
     Lots of work outside right now, so mot much happening in or near my shops, except a bunch of fall maintenance on garden tools: Cleaning, sharpening, oiling spades, shovels, chainsaw etc.Between all of these, been experimenting with using a piece of ABS drain pipe 1-1/2 with Evaporust for handling more efficiently long pieces.  Quickly found out that tapping the plastic test cap on the ends is asking for a leak.  Just hand pressure, good seal, working great.  I've been soaking...I... Read more
    Source: The Valley Woodworker Published on: 2021-10-25
  • Anarchist Gift Guide Day 4: Sticky Putty
    When I design a new piece of furniture, I start on paper, but I almost always mock things up before committing my ideas to joinery and glue. And a big part of mocking things up involves arranging parts temporarily then physically stepping back from the mock-up to give it a gander. For this step of...... Read more
    Source: Lost Art Press Published on: 2021-10-24
  • Anarchist Gift Guide Day 4: Sticky Putty
    When I design a new piece of furniture, I start on paper, but I almost always mock things up before committing my ideas to joinery and glue. And a big part of mocking things up involves arranging parts temporarily then physically stepping back from the mock-up to give it a gander. For this step of...... Read more
    Source: Lost Art Press Published on: 2021-10-24
  • computer success......
     The last version of Linux mint and the current one both had the same problem. I couldn't download any software without getting repository and key errors. The programs I downloaded worked but the database wouldn't update after the download. Searching the forums for an answer proved to be a waste of time for me. I found the answer in the Linux Mint 20.2 book I just got. I think I was missing keys and I was able to get them... Read more
    Source: Accidental Woodworker Published on: 2021-10-24
  • Furniture for sale etc
    I just shot some photos & cursed a while at the dashboard of the blog while I put together an updated page of Furniture for sale. Two ladderbacks and a carved box are the new items. One brettstuhl is leftover from last time. The details are here https://pfollansbee.wordpress.com/furniture-for-sale-october-23-2021/ This is the carved box – I … Continue reading Furniture for sale etc... Read more
    Source: Peter Follansbee, joiner's notes Published on: 2021-10-23
  • mailbox glued up.....
     The mailbox is epoxied up or is it ok to say it is glued? When I say glue, white/yellow glue is what pops into my brain bucket first. Epoxy seems to be a step above (or below) white/yellow glues. Since I used epoxy it will be tomorrow before I can play with it again. I used Total Boat epoxy so it shouldn't have any problems hanging out on the front of the house. glue up from yesterdayThe outside edge was cracked... Read more
    Source: Accidental Woodworker Published on: 2021-10-23
  • In The Blood
    Make of yourself an honest man, and there will be one less rascal in the world. Thomas Carlyle 1803 – 1855 It behooves a man to know human nature in general and his own nature in particular, at least in your humble servant’s opinion, which, along with $1.25, will buy you a soft drink in … Continue reading In The Blood →... Read more
    Source: Covington & Sons Tools Published on: 2021-10-23
  • No greater satisfaction than this
    Few things give me greater satisfaction than resolving problems. As my boys grew up, in answer to a presented problem, my answer was always, “Be a solution.” If they needed help, I helped them. Usually, my answer galvanised them to do something necessary and they never balked at this kind of encouragement. They made the … No greater satisfaction than this Read More » Read the full post No greater satisfaction than this on Paul Sellers' Blog.... Read more
    Source: Paul Sellers' Blog Published on: 2021-10-23