Scouring the interwebs for information about the Dutch tool chest has been enlightening. So many people have built this chest in so many variations that it’s hard to dream up something unique. I know that’s part of the idea. The form is tried and true and tried and true things are rarely unique, but I… Continue reading Throwing horns (on the Dutch tool chest)
There’s no way to get around it. Large scale furniture construction means selective wood use and there will always be those off-cuts and stragglers lingering around the woodpile that were too small to use, but too nice to scrap. These bits and bobs usually end up in the burn pile at production shops, but I… Continue reading Guerrilla Design (Or, the walnut whiskey cabinet -part 1)
I’m several generations removed from my Pennsylvania Dutch (Deutsche) ancestors, but even as I was growing up there were a few (derivative) German phrases that lingered in occasional use at our house. Mostly they had to do with quitting something. “Quit rutching” meant to stop sliding around in your seat (Rutschen is German for “to slide”).… Continue reading You’re Dutch!
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“Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good.” -Minor Meyers, Jr.
On Monday, as we set out on the second leg of our trip home from Woodworking in America I stopped by one of my favorite coffee shops in Salem, VA to pick up a bag of beans. This coffee shop has some very fine single origin roasts (I’m partial to the Ethiopian Yirgacheffe) but I always… Continue reading The house blend, please.
Editor’s note: Although this blog tends to center around woodworking, most of us who share this interest also understand that we are part of a larger ecosystem of artisans and we can appreciate well-crafted work of many genres. A few months ago, a photo of an engraved tape measure popped up in my Instagram feed and… Continue reading Jen Bower – Perfect, in 1000 words or less