Making a table from reclaimed wood.
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Stone carver, Thailand
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A three level Edwardian style building with Victorian trimmings. Class distinction is obvious in the woodwork and fireplace detailing’s. Water was collected and stored in an underground tank which was located near the current kitchen. It was pumped up to the roof cisterns to give gravity feed. The pump was attached to the building in the courtyard. The staircase has one of its rungs upside down, as, when the building was built it was considered to be a sign of good luck. Originally this site was occupied by the National School which opened in a bark slab hut in September 1858. The present building was completed and opened with Banking Chambers downstairs and the Manager’s residence upstairs, with servants’ quarters on the stairway landing. In 2012, the building was purchased by Mick and Gloria Picton and renovated to become the Old Bank Restaurant and Bar. 26517
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When it comes to furniture making, my two favorite and most indispensable tools are these draw knives or spoke shaves. Every edge of every piece of furniture I’ve ever made has been attacked by these knives, which I picked up at a flea market in Connecticut several decades ago, right after we bought our first home and realized we didn’t have any money left to buy furniture. The larger one was old, rusty and obviously well used when I bought it, but it took a good edge and has served me well over the years. I can’t stand perfect, sharp, straight edges, and these spoke shaves enabled me to avoid perfection (truth be told, I can’t cut a straight line, so maybe this is my way of avoiding frustration…).
I have recently created a set, Our Life Story , for photos such as this one that contains over 100 images, all pretty much in chronological order, and since I’m not getting out to do much new photography lately (that will change!), I’m going to start wandering back through my archives to see what more I can find for this set that I haven’t already posted. Take a look at it and let me know what you think.
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British Planemakers from 1700 by William Louis Goodman
Second edition published in 1978 by
Arnold & Walker
77 High Street, Needham Market
Suffolk IP6 8AN
ISBN 0 90463807 3
The 48 point lowercase letters on the title page
and jacket are of Great Canon Roman Cut by
Joseph Moxon (see pp. 63-7, 71) and first shown in
his "Proves of several Sorts of Letters" of 1669.
The capitals are replacements made by the
Calson Foundry who adopted the face.
Printed in Great Britain at
the Westerham Press
London Road, Westerham, Kent
(This is my own reader’s book review from Amazon.)
This very important book is in fact Mr Goodman’s second historical survey on ancient hand tools. In 1964, Goodman published "The history of woodworking tools" to great critical acclaims from collectors and scholars.
This "2nd edition: greatly enlarged" of British Planemakers from 1700 offers a unique historical survey of the planes and their makers in 18th and 19th Century Britain. Mr. Goodman’s well written text delivers to its readers an in-depth analysis of how the Hand Plane were made in the workshops of England.
The Author’s un-mistakable British wit makes for a very funny and entertaining read! On page VI, the book is aptly dedicated "To the long-suffering wives of all old-plane buffs, whose patience and forbearance have made this study possible". (Thank you, Mrs. Goodman! for putting up with your man’s cultural obsession)
Table of Contents:
list of Illustrations
I. THE PLANES
1: Bench Planes
2: Moulding Planes (General)
3: ‘Hollers’n Rounds’
4: Profiled Moulding Planes
5: Moulding-plane Wedges
6: Grooving Planes, Ploughs, etc.
7: Rebating Planes and Fillisters
II. MAKERS’, DEALERS’ and OWNERS’ MARKS
III. CHECK LIST OF PLANEMAKERS and DEALERS
IV. CHECK LIST OF PLANE-IRON MAKERS
There is more than 35 illustrations and detailed tables.
This is a wonderful book: Happy readings!
To learn more about American Planemakers’s history in the 18th and 19th Century, you must read the unique 1983 Kenneth D. Roberts’ book: Wooden Planes in Nineteenth Century America – Volume II, it is a mind treasure!
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I clamped this piece of scrap to the work in preparation for rounding over the edge. It helped to keep the router from doing anything unexpected at the corner.
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……..This medieval solid English oak Tudor styled door, with field and raised panels left with it’s own natural patina and with using gun stock tenons and carved spandrels in the tutor door frame. The glazed la jalousie in the centre with hand forged iron nails gives privacy for the occupier of the property made by SDB Designs designed by Sean Broadbent.
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