Monthly Archives: November 2009

Proportions, do they matter?

With winter quickly approaching my wife and I will be frantically getting the yard and gardens buttoned up and leaves raked before the cold months ahead. I look forward to more time in the shop and more reading. I read … Continue reading

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Design Rules…break, follow, or maybe another path?

I have a good friend who’s an artist and teacher. She was telling me about a promising young art student with marvelous drawing skills but was frustrated at her attempts at portraits. She took some time with her and explained … Continue reading

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Architecture… doorway into furniture design

Thirty four years ago I started an apprenticeship to become a machinist. The first day they paired me up with a veteran journeyman. Tony was, proud, barrel-chested, with big forearms and fists like Popeye. As a young man he had … Continue reading

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