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 –[…]
This week I posted a new online course to which all current members have free access. The project is a Chippendale Fretwork Looking Glass. (If you are a current member, and please make sure that you are logged in, click here to jump to the article, which includes information at the bottom on how to[…]
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,[…]
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[…]
This past week a good friend can into town to spend a few days at the lathe making bowls. I couldn’t turn him away! Monday morning we kicked off the event by assembling a few bowls. Leading the pack were a couple of laminated bowls that were inverse of one another. Bowl one had a[…]
I learned many year ago that there are going to be problems when finishing. The simple saying that the difference between a woodworker and a great woodworker is that a great woodworker knows how to fix their problems is every bit as true when it comes to finish work. Learning a great finish fix is[…]
If you have braces or drills, you have to have bits to make those tools work. Ron Herman guides you through different styles, adding detailed analysis.
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[…]