Monthly Archives: September 2013

Rock and Roll Woodworking

A musician friend of mine was recently talking about the differences between songs and performance pieces… He was saying that in pop music there has been a shift away from songs in the last 40 years, and more into performance … Continue reading

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Making Wood Sing in a key of G (gamma ut)

The other weekend I was introduced to a young lady who had made a Waisted Vielle. It’s not a particularly peculiar instrument, being a precursor to a modern Violin or Viola, but the construction for such a thing provides a … Continue reading

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Opening and Closing Boarded Chests

At some point it is required to have a look at how we open and close a chest. That is, the hinges and locking mechanisms. I pulled most of the chests used in the research side of this series and … Continue reading

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All Out of Square, Goffano Part 3 (where we look at feet)

I swear, this is the last one! By 1509 some of these cassone have gotten quite intricate. This example of a gilded goffano made for the wedding of Francesco Maria I, Duke of Urbino, to Leonora Ippolita Gonzaga is damned … Continue reading

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All Out of Square, Goffano Part 2

Today we’re going to have a go at the piece that inspired the Trompe L’oeil article from a couple weeks ago. Aside from the accession number this one doesn’t have a proper name, but we’re going to call it the … Continue reading

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