Monthly Archives: December 2014

Thank You Stan!

Twenty some years ago, when my now wife and I first got together I met Stan, my future father in law.  He greeted me like we were long time friends who just hadn’t seen each other for a while.  Here … Continue reading

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Hillbilly Mini Tansu-Progress 1

In my ongoing pursuit to develop a few key designs from which to work with, I have come up with this little cabinet.  Which continues my tansu theme.  Being that this is a basic square there are several configuration possibilities. … Continue reading

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Stitch in Time Box-Progress 3

After an additional couple of hours I finished all of the lacing on the box.  Now I had to tackle the lid.  Even with all of my internet searching I wasn’t able to find any details on how these types … Continue reading

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Stitch in Time Box-Progress 2

I last left you with Norwegian Tine.  The tine (teen-ah) is a traditional folk box made by steam bending a thin strip of wood into a circular or, most popular, oval form.  Much like the Shaker oval boxes that most … Continue reading

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Stitch in Time Box-Progress 1

Back when I was 8 or 9, seems like eons ago, there came a summer when it was decided that I would be placed in day camp.  Essentially, this was a glorified babysitting service for those of us with working … Continue reading

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Searching for My Voice and Inspiration

I don’t consider my skill level to be refined enough to think of myself as a “craftsman” or “artisan” and I doubt that I ever will.  I’m just a guy puttering around in a shed.  Even so, I find that I … Continue reading

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Integrity vs. Compromise

My goal is to build or make all of my projects to the best of my ability. I think we all share that goal. I don’t think any of us set out to do a poor job. What happens along … Continue reading

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