Author Archives: psanow

Project Update

I’m not quite as far as I’d like to be at the end of the weekend, but pretty close.  First the box was dovetailed together.  Its impossible to know exactly how the original was assembled, but I’m 99.9% sure the … Continue reading

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Dear F. Schum

Apologies if I got your name wrong.  It could be Schumacher I suppose if you abbreviated it, or maybe something altogether different.  Anyway, I have your 7/8″ Ohio Tool Co. Dado plane.  I wanted to you to know it went … Continue reading

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Mason County Chest of Drawers – The Materials

Since beekeeping isn’t going to work out this year, we turn to the main hobby and hope for better results… This early 19th C piece is almost entirely cherry, likely from the region.  According to the descriptions in The Tuttle Muddle … Continue reading

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We Need a Plan

The sad part of this project is there was more than a year between the time I measured the piece and the time I was able to draw it.  Then another 9 months before I cut any wood.  On the … Continue reading

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Now a Kentucky Piece

I’ve lived in the Bluegrass state for more than 20 years but have never necessarily felt like it was part of me (or I was part of it).  Yes, I vote and I love my little town, but I sure … Continue reading

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Ten Long Months

It’s been about 10 months since I’ve last spent time on this blog.  I’ve been experiencing a serious woodworking lapse since I finished the fireplace.  It’s not for lack of trying, and there have been a few small projects.  None … Continue reading

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Fireplace Complete!

As always I intended to put up some process shots as I went but again I just never got around to sitting down at the computer.  Maybe its because I spend so much time in front of a computer.  Maybe … Continue reading

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