I had an opportunity to visit the Nelson Atkins Museum & Art Gallery in Kansas City. It a beautiful museum and gallery, well worth the visit. Of course my first stop was to see the original version of Rohlfs slant from swivel desk. Last year I had an opportunity to measure and photograph another original that was being restored and based on this built a reproduction. Here are some pictures of Rohlfs original desk. l
I hope no one was holding their breath for the chilling conclusion of Part 2, because they surely would have run out of air. But better late than never, they are done, and well photographed by a friend. Read all about it over on my blog… http://dcwwoodworks.com/blog/2015/9/22/prairie-sofa-and-love-seat-part-3 Thanks for reading!
Continuing on with my desk project… I milled all of the lumber roughly to size. I left everything a little oversized in case any internal stress warped the boards. Also, my planer blades were shot and leaving raised lines. For now I’m sticking with the HSS blades and got two sets on Amazon for a decent price. The new blades cut like butter. After a few days, I dimensioned all the parts for the legs and all the end pieces. Next, I marked all of the mortise locations. I ...
The current edition (Oct/Nov 2015) of Canadian Woodworking and Home Improvement (CWHI) magazine includes my most recent woodworking article “Build a Charles Rohlfs Rocking Chair”. I’ve built two of these rockers and previously posted them here and here. Most people are familiar with Arts and Crafts era furniture makers such as Morris, Stickley and Greene. Their furniture has been widely reproduced . Charles Rohlfs has not received the same popular notoriety. Rohlfs ...
I’ve been working my way up to this project over the last few years. I have an old “80’s oak” desk in my home office and while it is fine, the style is out of date. When I started in woodworking, my hope was to learn enough and hone my skills to be able to replace my desk some day. I can across this design by Kevin Rodel on the Fine Woodworking site, but there was not much information on it just a few photos. I came across a free plan from Mr. Rodel (FWW July/Aug...
When I sit back and dream of all things woodworking this image is what I see. Credit to Nick Offerman’s Woodshop (If you haven’t checked it out you should. Very cool dude!!!):http://photos.vanityfair.com/2015/06/08/55761c49ca2dc24e4d26559d_nick-offerman-woodshop-ss19.jpg But my reality is:https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/11949487_1033562810009910_9120745669717242544_n.jpg?oh=7b17151b4d884f3db85bee18bfe24d00&oe=56A9E967 I’m sure you can see a...
I’ve been living in the natural world of Rivers Inlet, British Columbia my whole life and I’ve never found anything that astounded me more than this. As a beachcomber, when I find a slide it’s a perfect treasure for me to sift through but what I found the day I came across this slide, completely blew my mind. At first sight, the log was a beautiful old growth red cedar – already a gem in itself. But once I started milling, the unique treasure I discovered within ...
I recently made a small bookshelf that resembles and ambulance. This type of bookshelf can be changed to look like just about any type of vehicle. I made a video of the project and it can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xigVwVTG-k I hope you enjoy the video. While you are at it, please check out my other YouTube videos on my channel, paulsmessyworkshop Thanks, Paul
I recently posted a video on YouTube on how to make an expanding trivet. This trivet is easy to make an a good way to use up some hardwood scraps. Check out the video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlnZhSoyXmc While you are at it please check out my YouTube channel at: paulsmessyworkshopThanks, Paul
View on YouTube That’s a wrap! The Gamble House Rocking Chair is complete. In this weekly update I go over gluing the rockers to the legs, all of the final preparation on the chair, and applying finish to the chair. Want to know more?Visit the website http://www.mmwoodstudio.com/Follow the shop on Instagram http://instagram.com/mmwoodstudioLike us on Facebook http://facebook.com/mmwoodstudioSubscribe to my YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/mmwoodstudio
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