Monthly Archives: June 2010

Major and Minor

When my son was just entering college we took a road trip up to Michigan just to hang out and see some new country. One of the highlights was a chance visit to Sleeping Bear Dunes on western shoreline. I … Continue reading

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It never fails to amaze me that many of the debates we thrash about with furniture design have been the subject of much thought for centuries, even millennia. Ornament in its many forms seems to draw fire and always seems … Continue reading

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Tool Event

If you haven’t been able to break free to attend one of the Lie-Nielsen hand tool events, here’s what you’re missing out on. I spent the weekend in Cincinnati at the tool event at the Popular Woodworking headquarters. Notice the … Continue reading

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Flies to the rescue

I was reading a great book recently on Tall Case clocks, “Painted Dial Clocks” by Brian Loomis. A great resource for understanding tall case clock styles from 1770 to 1870. One bit of trivia caught my attention, a decorated dial … Continue reading

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