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Building a Dining Table, Part 2: Clamps and Pegs

The majority of my time on this project was spent surfacing the boards for the top.  I hand-planed all the boards from the rough-sawn stock, and I must have carried out four or five garbage bags of wood shavings in … Continue reading

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A Window into Fifteenth-Century Woodworking

You can learn a lot about period woodworking at the art museum.  Robert Campin’s Merode Alterpiece, a triptych painting of the Annunciation, is well-known in the art world, but it ought to be better know to woodworkers, especially those interested … Continue reading

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Building a Half-Door (with What I Had On Hand)

As tomorrow is the 12th day of Christmas, and the next day we celebrate the gifts of the Magi to the infant Jesus, I thought I’d show off my big gift to my wife this Christmas: a door. My wife’s … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Clamp Minimalist

Whenever somebody on a forum asks, “how many clamps do you need?” the usual answer is, “just a few more than you have.” I have a confession to make: I have almost never felt that way. I am a clamp … Continue reading

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