Category Archives: Furniture Making

Building fine furniture in hardwood

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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A Snakefoot Tilt-Top Tea Table

This piece was built with Canadian Rock Maple, a very hard, close-grained wood, and finished “Bright” Continue reading

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I saw this piece in an old book…

I enjoy looking through books of old furniture. I know, I’m wierd; you don’t have to tell me. In one of those books I saw this Shaker style bench and decided to build it. Continue reading

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I have been somewhat busy the last several years…

I have relocated to a horse farm near Dunnellon, Florida. That is about 30 miles west of Ocala and about 20 miles east of the Gulf of Mexico. Over that last six or seven years I have spent most of … Continue reading

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Work your fingers to the bone, and what do you get?

  Boney fingers, of course. I do admire Jethro Tull. What a great American Philosopher (for a British Band, of course). So that’s what I’ve been doing, lately, and why I have not posted recently. Very busy in a non-profitable … Continue reading

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An Abject Apology to my Readers

I have been busy with stuff outside of writing. I love harps, and harpists, and have played and supported harpists for many years. By ‘supporting harpists’ I mean that I helped to set up and run the Jerusalem Harp Circle … Continue reading

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