Category Archives: Reproduction

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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Mechanical Exercise

Sometimes we stumble into things while looking for other things. This morning I was researching more on taps for threading nuts and came across an interesting image from Das Mittelalterlich Hausbuch von Schloss Wolfegg. Hausbuchs were common record keeping documents … Continue reading

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Calling in the Wilderness, pt 2

The second entry in this series has very little woodworking involved. It does rely heavily on the same design principles, adhesives, tooling, and decorative techniques as other things from Medieval and Renaissance Europe. The only tool I had to add … Continue reading

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Calling in the Wilderness. pt 1

Sometimes competition is a good motivator. We may choose to challenge ourselves, or enter a challenge with others. In these times we may find reason to do our best work as efficiently as possible. Having a paying gig helps that … Continue reading

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