Category Archives: 8-Miscellaneous

Old Fan Gets a Retro Makeover 

If you have been reading my blog for a while then you know that we moved into a new-to-us house last summer.  You may also remember that it was a one-owner home and retained most of its original detailing.  If … Continue reading

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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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The Anarchist’s Design Book-First Thoughts

I have eagerly awaited the arrival of Christopher Schwarz’ latest book, The “Anarchist’s Design Book“, since he first hinted at it with the working title “Furniture of Necessity” way back in 2012.  The term vernacular furniture was bantered about in … Continue reading

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Owl-Part 2-Complete

After a couple of coats of Tried and True Original oil finish, It was time to complete the assembly of the owl. The perch is just a stick split in half, the edges dressed and I applied a coat of … Continue reading

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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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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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