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Tom Caspar

  • Ted's Altar 2

    by Tom Caspar     Tuesday, March 10, 2009
    Drawings can only get you so far when you're designing a piece. Sometimes, when I'm stuck, I leave the drawing board and make full-size parts. Here's a sample joint I made before building Ted's Altar. To give you a sense of scale, the...
  • Ted's Altar 1

    by Tom Caspar     Tuesday, February 24, 2009
    I'm a P.K. A preacher's kid, that is. My father, who passed away a year ago, was a Lutheran pastor. Ted didn't know a lick about woodworking, but he was a great admirer of contemporary furniture design. A couple of years ago, I built this...
  • Half-Round Table

    by Tom Caspar     Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    Here's one of my first serious woodworking projects, completed quite a few years ago. It's a simple version of a classic form: the demi-lune table, popular in the Federal period. My kids called it a "half-round" table, and the name stuck...