Imagine a material, rich with history. A material fit for the entrances to a pharoah’s tomb. A material the Chinese have made furniture out of for over 1000 years. A material the greatest european empire, the ancient Romans, purportedly used...
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Location: New Jersey
I do a little of this, and a little of that. I'm almost always self taught in what I do, and when it comes to a fair share of my projects, the general idea is to experiment. Whether that means expanding on skills, mixing craft disciplines and/or media, or simply playing about with concepts, the designs most often are my own.
Which in turn, often means I have no plans or diagrams to speak of.
I'm horrifically absentminded about things at times, so I apologize if I can't answer too many questions or forget details.
I currently enjoy dabbling in bookbinding, veneerwork, a bit of furniture making, jewelrymaking (chain and wire wrap), minor upholstery work, refinishing, cooking, and would like to retry some home brewing (I love hard cider).
I have a very small space to work in (my apartment is probably less than 650 square feet, including bathroom and kitchen), so I'm primarily limited to handtools, (though I may have access to a friend's table saw soon).
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Walnut – A deep rich reddish brown wood with an assortment of nice grains. A wood that speaks of luxury and refinement, of the old days when men were men, and of old smoking lounges where one might enjoy a nice congac and cuban. The king of ...
Well, thanks everyone for the comments and input. I went with #4 as everyone seemed to like, but ran into some issues. The pieces had a bit more chipping and cracking than expected, and once accounted for, the two pieces themselves didn’t have ...
Recently I purchased an old side table, which I totally fell in love with: After removing an ad hoc shelf that was nailed to the bottom cross brace, sanding it down a bit, regluing a few joints, and tightening some of the bolts underneath, I fe...
As a bare bones woodworker strapped for cash and lacking in tools, there is no better way to get your foot in the door than refinishing and repair. And there’s no better source for raw materials than digging through the trash on town-wide cl...