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This has been an amazing two weeks since my return already. The joints on the tool box are really tight and so too the frames holding the raised panel yesterday afternoon we had them all raised with the #4 smoother so we now have them all glued and fixed to the boxes with this level of quality everyone has gained the level of confidence they need to continue when they return home. My goal is to impart all that I have learned in fifty years anthreat way we
Why did I revert to metal worker's panel-beater hammers instead of traditional mallets?
It's dead simple. My goal is not the preservation of the traditions but the craft. That my goal just happens to do both is a great coincidental for me, generally speaking, anyway. So the traditionalists cling to their traditions and exclude modern developments that are as equally inspired to us today as those were to men two and three hundred years ago when their ideas were innovative and new and rejected even
I arrived back in the US yesterday and things look quite wonderful at the New Legacy NY school.
We are already progressing towards the month-long workshop that starts on Monday morning and I know everyone is very excited about it. I also know that the UK month-long in November is about full too. These are progressive steps designed to train new-genre woodworkers who want to become master woodworkers, invest time and energy to do so and are establishing skill as an investment in their future. Some
I would like to briefly discuss the size of bench you choose to make. I know it’s important to you and it must of course be fit for purpose, your purpose. My son Joseph, the violinmaker, uses a short bench three feet long. He has the same Record vise that holds stock for working and he also uses the benchtop and apron to clamp his materials to as he works them. Violinmakers plane the final thickness of their violin sides (bouts) to 2mm thick, cello walls are 4” wide and a similar thickness. They
Here is the next installation of the videos, part 2. The videos are not very well synchronised with the rest of this tutorial as the videos take some time to edit.
I hope that this video will show some techniques that you cannot capture with still photography. Hopefully when I am done with this current project we will be able to put it all together in a more organised way.