Once again, thanks to Cardinal Wolsey’s Today in History and Phil Gyford’s excellent online version of Samuel Pepys’s diary, the worlds of woodworking and early modern England come together. Hold on to your buckled hats! The grumpy guy you see here is Samuel Pepys, (1633-1703) the famous diarist. He was known for writing about the Great Fire in London, and for writing about his sexpcapades (ewe) in code so his wife could never bust him. If you’re curious (and i donR...
Here’s another one from the archive, but here’s a better link with pictures (i try not to read anything that doesn’t have pictures!)Every once in a while, i look for tenuous links between my research on Early Modern England and traditional woodworking. Naturally, i was so stoked to see Christopher Schwarz’s work on Moxon, as well as his edition of the section on joinery. Other bloggers have written about Moxon, and Schwarz seems to have have ignited the woodworking wor...
Hey happy LJers! It’s been one year and a whole lot of comments and sharing. I’m so pleased to have found LJ’s and all the wonderful folks that are here, sharing, giving input and wonderful advise, beautiful projects and friends around the world. When I first came across LJ’s, I had never been on any forum anywhere or had commented on anything online. Now I’m an frequent poster. All of the whole group and of course all the old timers here, thanks for all of y...
Barn Cat in Training and More…. I might as well introduce a new member in my barn and tell you some of her history. To start out with it might also help if I was to explain that the barn you are seeing here is an English Barn dated from around 1780. My wife and I started gutting this barn back in 2000 and then while I was on the road most of that winter, she along with a crew took the barn down in about a weeks time after numbering all the bents. Next after taking a year to get o...
Was on vacation in Eastern Canada last week and went by a place called Larch Wood Products with big signs for their showroom so decided to take a look. They specialize in what they call “Heirloom” end grain cutting boards. Not sure what makes a cutting board Heirloom…... I was fairly impressed with their work but was just looking, not in the mood to drop a few hundred on a cutting board.Check out their website: http://www.larchwoodcanada.com/products.php The pictures t...
Still haven’t learnt how to do this right. Here is the link to the original post.<div></div><div>This #5 Stanley Bailey Jack plane managed to make it from 1918 until 2009. It had countless users before it was shipped from Connecticut to Cleveland and made the trans-Atlantic journey to Israel a few years ago. Ironically, i had been thinking, ‘i should really figure out a storage solution for these planes instead of having them lay about.’ It doesn’t even matte...
Im working on a Domino table with the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club logo Burn it on top. This is for a friend.. I am realy new working with wood and will realy apresiate your coments guys… Thanks…. To see some of my work please visit my site. www.Pyroartizan.com
A couple of weeks ago, my wife decided she wanted to make the guest bedroom into an office. We only use the guest bedroom a couple of time a year, I need a place to work on my non-woodworking projects, and our boys need a little more room to play. The solution is to get rid of the guest bedroom and make it into an office. I am so glad she decided to do this. I have been needing a place to work when I telework, and the boys are running out of space for all of the toys. So, we started pl...
I’ve been building a fence here at the house I’m renting (see blog). I ended up getting 2 sections out of one board as opposed to the 1 section I originally thought so I figured I’d use some of the material for a couple of projects. The first one is this bench, the second will be a carved screen door. This project is going to be a little tricky because I don’t really have “fresh” materials, nor do I have the thickness’s I would buy if this was goin...
Well the street side of the property is completely fenced off. I think it came out good for not being a fence maker. Now I need to do a gate, a small side yard section and another entire length up against the neighbors yard (my foreclosed home :^( ). That section needs to be designed differently and won’t have the lattice for privacy issues. It will also be taller. ~71”. 72” requires a permit. Suckers. LOL. It will be coming off of the section I already did, so I am go...
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