Here’s a link to my new Craftsy post on making my first wooden spoon. I’d love to hear what you think.Thanks! Mitch
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Location: Nashville, TN
I am the creator/writer of Furnitude, a blog about handmade furniture by someone who makes it. The address is http://furnitude.blogspot.com. The mission of the blog is to connect furniture makers with furniture appreciators. Also, it is a medium for furniture makers to gain inspiration from seeing the work of others.
My own furniture making enterprise is called Human Hands Woodworking. The website is http://www.humanhandswoodworking.com. Here's my bio:
A furniture-maker for over 15 years, I work in the Shaker and Arts & Crafts traditions, with an appreciation for Mid-Century Modern thrown in. I love the play between the traditional and the modern. Whether I’m interpreting a traditional piece or creating something entirely unique, my passion is always to make something beautiful and useful and lasting.
A native Tennessean, I lived in New York City for 11 years, where I honed my skills with hand tools out of necessity: living in a two-room apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan afforded no space for power tools (Central Park benches substituted nicely for a workbench when noisy hammering had to be done). I now live in East Nashville, Tennessee.
I see a striking similarity between furniture and poetry. In 2000, I earned a Masters of Fine Arts in creative writing from Vermont College. My work has been published in Poetry, Willow Springs and other journals. In 2005 I won the “Discovery”/The Nation poetry prize. As a furniture maker, I bring the same consideration of form and function to the design of tables and chairs that I do as a poet to sonnets and villanelles.
-- Mitch, http://furnitude.blogspot.com Also blog at http://www.craftsy.com/blog/author/mitch-roberson/
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My recent post on Craftsy: By the way, at the end of the post you’ll find a free class offer from Craftsy for a finishing class. I found it really impressive. Let me know what you think.
Have a look at the latest installment in my series on the Craftsy woodworking blog:http://www.craftsy.com/blog/2014/07/how-to-make-a-stool/
Here is the next post in which I put the new jig to use. I’d love to hear any feedback on the jig. Thanks! http://www.craftsy.com/blog/2014/06/using-a-jig-to-make-mitered-corners/
Check out my Furnitude post on these incredibly comfortable chairs:http://furnitude.blogspot.com/2014/06/furniture-i-love-chairs-by-alan-daigre.html