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Bellflower Crazy

One of the distinctive parts of the chest of drawers I’m building is the outrageous number of inlaid bellflowers on the canted corners.  They go on for days.  I’m not sure the distinction, but there’s one inverted single bellflower, with … Continue reading

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Standing on Bandy Legs

The holidays are over and finally I’ve been able to get back into my shop.  I did make a small Shaker carrier for the street Christmas gift exchange and one to spare (see Becksvoort’s piece in a recent FWW).  Oh, … Continue reading

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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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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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Ambry on Stand Final

Ambry on Stand St. Catherine of Siena Church Fort Thomas KY Maple, Cherry and Black Walnut.  Shellac and wax finish Donor: Anonymous I installed the piece last Tuesday when all involved had a small window of opportunity.  Fr. Stef was … Continue reading

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Ambry on Stand – Part 4 Assembly time

Previously on Ambry on Stand, I finished the marquetry panels on the side.  So smooth sailing, right?  Wrong. Somewhere along the way, the side panels were out of square and I didn’t know it.  I dutifully did a dry fit … Continue reading

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