Last weekend I had the the distinct pleasure to visit the Huntington Gardens in LA, CA. Unfortunately the Japanese garden was closed for maintenance. Wandering through the gardens we stumbled into the brand new Chinese garden. Chinese garden des...
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Location: Arlington, TX
I am a bloody beginner, a Galoot, out of necessity and not conviction. I am more comfortable with metal, electrons, computers, pencil and paper and math than with wood, but fortunately I still have a few years to hone my skills.
Recently, we started Galoot-Tools, a company that manufactures and sells innovative woodworking tools for discriminating woodworkers.
-- Chris Scholz, Arlington, TX, www.Galoot-Tools.com
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Here’s another practice version of a “Real Asian Style” table. I tried to use traditional Chinese joinery (or at least what I think would be traditional Chinese joinery). Design is as simple as I could possible think of, not wais...
When mentioning that Chinese woodworking does not use glue I always get the question how to edge-joint without glue. On a recent trip to Southern China I had the opportunity to see a very nice example on what it looks like. The Perl River Delta...
Introduction to Sharpening of Chinese tools One 15th century contractor complained that his craftsmen spent about half of their time sharpening their tools. Considering the fact that Chinese woodworkers had a preference for gnarly old wood, the ...
Chinese ToolboxesSay you are a Chinese woodworker and, during your seven years of apprenticeship you have made a full set of tools. Because much of your work will be on site, you will have to find yourself a toolbox to carry your tools around. ...