Monthly Archives: February 2016

New Design Resource for Woodworkers

Originally posted on Design Matters:
? I’m excited to announce the launching of a new website, http://www.byhandandeye.com. Jim Tolpin and I have teamed up again to create an on-line resource for woodworkers to improve their design skills. The new website…

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More Arts and Crafts Fun-Owl-Part 1

While searching the internet for retro art ideas for our house, I came across a requiring theme.  Owls.  All of these owl stirred up vague childhood memories.  I seem to remember just about every house I went to as a … Continue reading

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Coat Hooks and Art?

I consider art to be something that is created explicitly to satisfy an aesthetic or to fulfill a deep-seated vision of the artist.  It takes a certain quality of vision to create true art.  As such, I don’t consider myself … Continue reading

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Honey Do-Kitchen Island-Part 2-Complete

I spent the week just as I predicted in my last post.  Several evenings this week were spent filling nail holes, sanding and applying three coats of Minwax Polyshades.  I have to admit that this Polyshades goop is a decent … Continue reading

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Honey Do-Kitchen Island-Part 1

My wife has wanted a kitchen island for a lot of years.  A lot of years.  Its been my ongoing shame that I have yet been able to provide her with one.  The kitchen in our old house was just … Continue reading

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Dishwasher Install Followup

In my last post I told you about my dishwasher install project.  The process involved shifting the entire face frame, and associated drawers and doors, 6″ to close up a gap at the side of the dishwasher.  This of course … Continue reading

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Honey Do-Dishwasher

The life of an amateur/hobbyist woodworker is fraught with perils that conspire to steal the precious little time that can be devoted to woodworking and furniture building.  If you happen to be married than the risk to that time is … Continue reading

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