Author Archives: Baroquepearls

Laying out a centerline [Video]

And now we’re finally caught up to the end of the first decade of the 21st century… VIDEO! We’ll be laying out a center line for marking a boot-jack on a pair of end boards, part of a Boarded Chest … Continue reading

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Overachievement Unlocked.

In any endeavor we make use of certain skills within any one field. Sometimes we are required to use skill over multiple fields. Very rarely does a project come along that requires one to use almost every skill, and tool, … Continue reading

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Return to Boarded Chests, Part II

Since most of the actual work was done during the initial construction of this pair of chests, repairs were relatively simple. Had I known to do these things right the first time, rather than following the good-intentioned but ill-informed suggestions … Continue reading

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Return to Boarded Chests Pt 1

Despite my preferred desire, my longest running series and most references articles have been on Boarded Chests. Two summers ago that was what I spent time and energy expounding upon, hence, those articles have gathered quite a bit of attention. … Continue reading

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Making Modern Chisels look “Old”

A coworker thought to be nice over the holidays and bought me a set of chisels for Christmas. If it isn’t apparent, I’m rather particular about my tools. Being gracious and polite on such an occasion is still requisite and … Continue reading

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