Mark ( on January 26th, 2008

On Friday I attended a meeting of the Rochester Woodworkers Society. This meeting included a lecture by Thomas Pafk . Thomas operates his shop and custom furniture business in East Aurora, New York – just outside of Buffalo. He designs and builds custom furniture in many styles but, is most influenced by the Arts and […]

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Mark ( on January 21st, 2008

For a while I have been contemplating getting a smoothing plane to add to my slowly growing arsenal of hand tools. The Queen Anne Side Table project that I’ve been working on caused me to revisit this idea. The issue I was having with the smoothing plane decision was which one to get. There are […]

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Mark ( on January 13th, 2008

With all of the leg mortises completed and the knee blocks cut, attached and shaped, the next task at hand was to cut the tenons on the aprons of the Queen Anne Side Table. I milled all of the stock for the aprons, top rail and drawer front in a single session at the jointer […]

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Mark ( on January 4th, 2008

I’ve been progressing on the legs for the Queen Anne Side Table. In my last post, I had shaped the feet and reworked the heel transitions on the legs. This left the tasks of adding and shaping the knee blocks, cutting the mortises and trimming the posts to final size to be done. The first […]

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