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Chair stories: The flaky-bark oak

My student Christophe from Australia commissioned three Pete’s Stools with white oak legs and butternut seats.  Here’s the story about his chairs: I like the log yard when it is quiet, and the three-man crew is waiting for trucks to

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Posted in Chair Stories

Milk Paint Viscosity Measure/Studio Tour

The viscosity of milk paint directly affects the ease with which the paint can be applied and the smoothness of the painted surface.  True milk paint only comes in powered form and must be mixed with water before use (“pre-mixed”

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Posted in Chairmaking Tools and Supplies, Chairs For Sale, Finishing, How-To

Turner’s Gate/Class Cancellations

I prefer to size stretcher tenons with a Turner’s Gate (Sorby calls it a Sizing Tool). It’s major advantage over dowel plates and tenon cutters is that the tenon shoulder can be easily removed using a skew, plus the tenons

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Posted in Classes, How-To

Ring turning video

I had forgotten about this video till one of my students mentioned a similar idea in my class last week. This is a pretty cool greenwood cottage industry and an amusing video: Share:

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Posted in Craft Films

32″ Bandsaw for Sale

I have traded for a newer bandsaw and am selling my old one. It’s a Crescent 32″ Bandsaw built in 1919, babbit bearings, wooden table (old, but probably not original), new carter roller guides, new rip fence. The motor mounts

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Posted in Chairmaking Tools and Supplies

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