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To build a chair…

I am taking a course on chair design from Pacific Northwest College of Arts (PNCA). This course differs from the more craft oriented courses I’ve tried in the past. It’s taught at an art school, by an art major. There … Continue reading

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Curved bedside table

A friend gifted me a bunch of red oak and I promised I’d build something different with it. Since red oak is a relatively cheap wood, I thought i’d use it to experiment with an idea I had some time … Continue reading

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Saturday mornings

Thanks in no small part to the KBOO bluegrass and Grateful Dead show (http://kboo.fm/ProgramGenre/Bluegrass), I love spending saturdays in the shop. It’s a rare occasion when I get more than an hour or two, and today my wife let me … Continue reading

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Finishing

No, not finishing as in shellac, varnish, etc., Finishing in terms of completing. It’s always that last 10% that gets put off due to the urge to get started with something new. Slow down…slow down…

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Zebrawood vertical box with legs

The second of the holiday boxes I’ve been using for dovetail practice. I gave this one to my wife. Hand-cut drawer half-blind dovetails, zebra wood and paduk drawer fronts, walnut case. Hand-rubbed oil finish. Interior removable valets of asian ebony … Continue reading

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