Monthly Archives: May 2016

Shaving Horse Tangent

For quite I while now I have been thinking of getting myself a drawknife.  Everytime I see a video of someone using one to quickly hog off material the spark is lit.  Usually though, I talk myself out of it. … Continue reading

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Staked Side Table-Part 4

A little over a week ago there was frost on the ground in the morning, yesterday it was 90° with 50% humidity.  That is a pretty drastic swing and made for a tough time in the shop, but I have to … Continue reading

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Staked Side Table-Part 3

This past week, once again, was lean on shop time.  Busy, busy at work and by the time I made it home, I was spent.  But that’s the way it goes sometimes.

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Essential Woodworking Hand Tools-a Review

I have followed Paul Sellers’ blog for quite some time now.  When he announced his online woodworking instruction course, Woodworking Masterclasses, I eagerly joined and have been a member since the first project.  As a result, my skills as a … Continue reading

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Staked Side Table-Part 2

Did I mention that I was building two of these tables at once?  These two tables are destined to become  bedside tables in management’s bedroom.  (Nothing in the house is considered mine, management just permits me to use it.)  I … Continue reading

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Staked Side Table-Part 1

Step two in my exploration of staked furniture.  Nothing too daring, just a slightly larger version of the staked stand with a drawer thrown in for good measure.  While the staked stand was built mostly ad hoc, I put a … Continue reading

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Tables and Seating in Hillbilly Proportions

I’m a big fan of designing my projects based upon proportions.  Not that I have an issue with a dimensional approach, I just find proportions give me a framework within to work.  Up to this point my designs have begun with … Continue reading

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