Stupid-Simple Finish

For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been wrapping up a new online course for 360Woodworking.com members. As I worked through video editing, voice-overs and the step photos with captions on the last of 15 lessons included with the course, I marveled at how much I enjoyed the stupid-simple finish used on the project –[…]

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Bits & Bit Stock

I just posted a new presentation by Ron Herman for members at 360Woodworking.com. Way back in 2017 (sure seems like a long time ago, huh?) Ron did a video on braces and drills. The new release, Bits & Bit Stock dovetails into the 2017 presentation. While his short video is packed with great hand-tool information,[…]

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Cresting Grain Direction

Last year – that seems so long ago – when I posted about the five facts of fretwork mirrors, I received a few emails asking about the different observations. The most asked about was observation #4, grain direction of the cresting. If you were left wondering about that particular observation, here’s the scoop. There is[…]

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5 Interesting Observations About Fretwork Mirrors

1. The design known as a Chippendale Fretwork Mirror is referred to as such because it reached popularity during the days of Chippendale, but these mirrors, however, came to be during the Queen Anne period. 2. During the period fretwork mirrors were called “looking glasses” – the term mirror was used to describe small, hand-held[…]

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