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Roots of Flair

My style of woodwork has been influenced predominantly by the materials I had, things I saw, and ideas I explored. Naturally, my designs have evolved over the years. 43 more words

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Breaking Down Slabs

The large majority of the wood that I have is sawn in slabs. While the live edges allow more design possibilities, there are times when I don’t need them. 512 more words

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The Great Use of Life

“The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.”
– William James

Chances are, if you’re a woodworker, you’re already doing this.  

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Unforeseen Challenges

After a day of work at Lee Valley Tools, I came home and found myself in my shop with a bit of time. I had a simple project already started and only a little more work remained before assembly. 504 more words

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A Topless Table

Last week’s Picture Inspiration proved to be a real challenge. We, at #Woodchat, were looking at a picture of an SR71 stealth plane.

Most of us started by looking at the actual shape of the plane and trying to relate what we saw to lines suitable for a furniture design. 173 more words

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What Defines Form?

There’s no part in , no shape in , that is not out of someone’s mind… a person who does machining or foundry work or forge work or welding sees “steel” as having no shape at all.

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Time

There are a number of woodworking blogs that I follow and I found this tidbit of wisdom on This Business About Woodworking:

If there is something you really want to do, do it now.

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