Category Archives: Illustrating

Binding the Past for the Future

Over the past several years I have accumulated quite a few design drawings. Some of the early ones are pretty rough and over the years I have been playing with the style that I use. Dabbling with color and trying … Continue reading

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Sewing Table-Part 1

I spent the better part of my shop time last week and this past weekend trying to get the shop cleaned up and organized.  It is amazing how far out of hand something can get before you really stop and … Continue reading

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Clamp-On Pincushions-Part 2-Complete with a Bonus

The plan at the end of my last post was simply to complete the second version of clamp-on pincushion and complete the design drawing for the first version.  A simple conversation changed my plans. My mother stopped by over the … Continue reading

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Ratcheting Book Stand-Lathe Project

One of the projects high on my list,  in the event that I ever had a lathe, is a 17th Century turned book stand that Peter Follansbee reintroduced.  It’s a nifty design with a ratcheting mechanism to adjust the angle … Continue reading

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Table Trestles-Part 1

The List. If you are a woodworker with a significant other, than you are well aware of the list.  It is that list of things that our significant other wants us to build.  Sometimes we make excuses why we don’t … Continue reading

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Equilateral Footstool-Design Drawing

OK, it was driving me crazy.  So for posterity and for those who may be playing along, I worked up a design drawing for the Equilateral Footstool.

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Asymmetric Footstool-Part 1

I decided that I need a footstool.  Not that I have a lot of time for putting my feet up, but I at least want the option.  With that decision made, I moved on to design. The lowly footstool has … Continue reading

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