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Winter 2013-2014

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  • THE BUG HOUSE

    by DUSTY MILLER     Wednesday, July 23, 2014
    Made from reclaimed timbers and off cuts a bug house made for a friends little boy .All been pinned and glued with a felt roof .
  • Still working on a block of oak

    by Steve Newman     Friday, June 6, 2014
    Hmm, must have run out of room , so, here is the rest of the story ( I hope) Carving the top was just a few saw cuts, and some chisel work to make a step on the end. The rear end was just a chisel to rough out, then a belt sander to refine a bit to make...
  • First, get a block of oak

    by Steve Newman     Thursday, June 5, 2014
    And after awhile, you wind up with a wood bodied edge plane. Almost a skewed Rebate plane. Say this being built on a youtube show from China. Any way, here we go Not too bad a start? The cutter at one time was an old Harbour Freight Skew Chisel for a...
  • Modeling the Core Box Router Bit in SketchUp–The Details Version

    by Joe Zeh     Wednesday, June 4, 2014
    A student emailed me and asked: “How do I model the cut a core box router bit makes in SketchUp?” At first glance you might think the answer is the usual – model the shape of the bit and use the "Follow-me" tool. After further...
  • Wooden boatbuilding in England during WWII -- A fascinating short film in honor of the seventieth anniversary of D-Day

    by Yoav S. Liberman     Monday, June 2, 2014
    During the second world war steel became a rare commodity . In fact, many metals became rationed for certain applications and this led engineers to revisit the use of "older" material such as wood, or newer materials such as plastic to substitute...
  • Gil Arad's Birthing chair/stool - Part 2: The Campaign design

    by Yoav S. Liberman     Saturday, May 31, 2014
    (Gil, with a plane in his hands, standing in his shop located near Jerusalem, Israel) Gil Arad is an Israeli furniture maker, a teacher and a designer. In a recent blog post I showed his first attempt to build a chair that cradles the mother as she deliver...
  • Friday at Brad's Bench May 30th

    by AW Editor Brad Holden     Friday, May 30, 2014
    Reclaimed Lumber Back at the beginning of April I wrote about some household items I made using leftovers from a commissioned project. Well, I thought I'd show you the original project. It's actually two pieces - two ridiculously heavy conference...
  • Friday at Brad's Bench May 23rd

    by AW Editor Brad Holden     Friday, May 23, 2014
    Let the Boxes Begin A couple weeks ago I wrote about some teak that I salvaged from an old Adirondack chair. I started a project with it today; a long, slender dovetailed box with a sliding lid. I'm a big fan of boxes; particularly boxes with sliding...
  • Gil Arad's Birthing chair - Part 1: Ash and oak chair.

    by Yoav S. Liberman     Sunday, May 18, 2014
    Birthing chair ? Until a week ago I never heard of such a thing. In the spirit of, "you learn something new everyday," I learned about birthing chairs when my friend and fellow woodworker Gil Arad emailed me pictures of a strange looking project...
  • Friday at Brad's Bench May 16th

    by AW Editor Brad Holden     Friday, May 16, 2014
    You Want Me To Help You Make a What? If you have kids in school, you're well aware of the fact that you'll be pressed into service to help make art projects countless times. For me, it's always fun because it's a chance to hang around...
  • Friday at Brad's Bench May 9th

    by AW Editor Brad Holden     Friday, May 9, 2014
    A Little Bit of Buried Treasure A friend of mine had an old two-seater Adirondack chair that she figured was rotting and ready for the landfill. But she liked it so much, that she asked me to copy it for her, but build it using composite decking material...
  • 9 x 2 inch planks

    by DUSTY MILLER     Monday, May 5, 2014
    MADE FROM RECLAIMED 9 X 2 PLANKS ,LAMINATED . THE TABLE AND BENCHES . ALL GLUED SCREWED AND LINSEED OILED .
  • Friday at Brad's Bench May 2nd

    by AW Editor Brad Holden     Friday, May 2, 2014
    Cordless Jointer. Yup, it's late. But it's still Friday. It's been a whirlwind of a week. While working on a project today, I got to use one of my favorite techniques. Most seasoned woodworkers are well aware of this one, but not everyone...
  • Liz Koerner's "Dash" coffee table.

    by Yoav S. Liberman     Monday, April 28, 2014
    Studio furniture maker Liz Koerner is a recent graduate of the Core program at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. In 2012 she took my Campaign furniture class where she began designing and building a Danish modern looking coffee table with structural...
  • David Ebner furniture show and video

    by Yoav S. Liberman     Saturday, April 26, 2014
    David Ebner is a master furniture maker from Long Island, New York. I saw one of his elegant console tables in The Salon: Art + Design in Manhattan a few months ago. He showed this piece in the Modern Gallery booth, and there I had the opportunity to...
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