Mark ( on December 27th, 2008

With the legs for the table complete, I set my aim toward making the top.  I did not have any stock wide enough to accommodate the top in a single piece so, I needed to glue two boards together. In this case I used two rough boards about 6 inches wide to create the top.  […]

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Mark ( on August 6th, 2008

Previously, I wrote about the merits of using rough stock in your woodworking. In that post I discussed the benefits offered to every woodworker through milling your own boards from rough to ready. What I did not cover is how to go about preparing rough stock for use on a project. The basic steps from […]

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Mark ( on December 1st, 2007

In my last post I wrote about a lecture by Gene Landon that I recently attended which inspired me to try to do a period furniture piece. The piece that I will be building (and writing about here over the near term) is a side table from the Queen Anne period with beautiful cabriole legs […]

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