Category Archives: Furniture Making

Building fine furniture in hardwood

“You don’t call, you don’t write…”

I am sorry for that, but my time is not my own. Continue reading

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The New (Temporary) Workshop

It’s a bit of a drive from the ranch where I live and work Continue reading

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A Short Intro and Three Chests

I want to express my hearfelt thanks to those who pledged their hard-earned funds to my workshop project on Kickstarter. Continue reading

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Three Cradles

the old saying “fake it till you make it” works more often than not. That does not apply to woodwork, however, as I can attest. Continue reading

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The Holtzapffel Lathe in use

I truly loved that kind of work. The challenges were downright stimulating and the rewards for getting the work done were immense. Continue reading

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The Restoration of a Holtzapfell Ornamental Lathe

I had a set of John Jacob Holtzapffel’s books right beside my workbench, in the loft above our heads. And right there on the shop floor, in many, many pieces, was the lathe itself. “Can we keep it?” Continue reading

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Two Matching Candle Stands

folks still need a place to put their lit candles. Continue reading

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