I just finished building a Dutch tool chest in the style of Chris Schwarz. I also built the accompanying auxiliary cabinet. I haven’t said much about the build, and that’s primarily because there’s already a ton of great information available. A quick search will bring you no shortage of step by step build threads. My… Continue reading A Dutchman at work
Raise Your Glass – It’s Jacob Arend Day! – http://wp.me/p19928-5gL
(Editor’s note:) Just a few days ago I was working with a cross-cut panel saw that was well beyond the point that could reasonably be considered “dull” and was approaching “completely useless”. Suddenly I heard Mark Harrell’s voice in my head telling me to grab a file and put some new life into those saw teeth. Now, Mark… Continue reading Mark Harrell: Perfect in 1000 words or less
Something just reminded me to remind you to check back in tomorrow for the October installment of the Daily Skep guest blog series: “Perfect – in 1000 words or less”.
No, we’re not going commercial, but I did add an “emporium” page to The Daily Skep menu. This is mainly to make it easier to take orders for t-shirts and other future TDS swag, but I’ll also be listing restored tools there that need a new home. You can find the page HERE or on the menu at… Continue reading Shameless Commerce Division
This is less of a commercial and more of a public service announcement, I promise. Yesterday I was seeing the world through the eyes of a world class conservator and right now I’m digging through colonial American history. Over the past few months I’ve had the urge to start building Windsor chairs and I’ve considered… Continue reading More medley than miscellany
“Before I had studied Zen for thirty years, I saw mountains as mountains, and rivers as rivers. When I arrived at a more intimate knowledge, I came to the point where I saw that mountains are not mountains, and rivers are not rivers. But now that I have got its very substance I am at rest.… Continue reading First there is a mountain