Tag Archives: Tried and True

3-Ply Moravian Chair-Part 4-Complete

The second chair went together pretty much as the first. The next bit of fabrication was the back panels that will eventually be upholstered.  These are simple squares of ply that will be secured with bolts and “T”-nuts.  A little … Continue reading

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Welsh Staked Stool-Part 3-Complete

I assembled the remaining three stools and added the texture and wood burning as with the first.  There were a couple of folks with questions regarding the order of assembly, so I thought I would go over that a little … 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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How I Apply an Oil/Wax Finish

It is no secret that I prefer a hand-rubbed oil finish.  It is my go-to finish of choice.  I don’t think that I am alone in this fondness.  Judging by the blog posts and articles that I read, several others … Continue reading

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Table Trestles-Part 8

Just a quick update on my progress over the past week.  With any luck, the next post will be the last in this series and these two tables will move into the complete column.  So, over the past week…

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