Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
I’ve gotten lots of questions lately (here and elsewhere) about my maker’s stamp. I found it on Etsy. Here’s another great one. https://www.etsy.com/listing/158125269/tree-of-life-metal-design-stamp There are plenty of talented designers and makers of custom stamps. I may venture into that one day, but for now this tells the right story. That’s really what branding is all… Continue reading Maker’s mark
Thus far in my woodworking adventures I’ve only really tackled single projects one at a time. The current commission marks the first “suite” of pieces I’ve constructed, although it finally feels like it’s moving along at a decent pace and I’m experiencing that as inertia pulling me towards completion. Last week I put the finishing touches… Continue reading In the books
A staked workbench in the Baroque style. How sturdy it that one Joseph? Does it move around on you when you’re planing? Perhaps this one is for markup and assembly. And then there’s this sweet leg vise on a continental style bench . There’s a nice raking light although I’m curious as… Continue reading Workbenches and the fine arts
If anyone was going to quote Shakespeare, I’m glad that it came from today’s guest blogger. She certainly has the credentials. As the Editor and Content Director of Popular Woodworking Magazine, Megan Fitzpatrick brings not only her love of craft to the table, but also an expertise about culture at large and a teaching spirit. By asking others… Continue reading Megan Fitzpatrick: Perfect, in 1000 words or less.
The search for perfection continues tomorrow (May, 20) as I hand the digital keys of The Daily Skep over to this month’s mystery guest blogger.
I’ve come to love nails in furniture. I can admit that now. When it came time to add fasteners to the current boarded bookcase I’m building I wanted to make sure they were the right nails. After consultation with the customer we decided that these were the right nails and I placed an order with… Continue reading Insert “hammered” or “nailed” joke here.