Got a few pictures of the dovetailed walnut knock box I made for my client in Florida. The walnut is really nice air dried stuff from my Amish sawyers in Ohio.

THE ROUBO CHARITY SHIRTS ARE LIVE! All of the profit ($5 per order) will be donated to the charity GreenWood, whose goal is to work alongside residents of remote forest communities to help them earn more by managing their forests and creating valuable wood products than they would otherwise derive from conventional slash-and-burn agriculture or illegal logging. There are shirts, long sleeve shirts, unisex hoodies, unisex zip hoodies (pictured), crew neck sweaters, fitted women’s shirts, children’s shirts, and even a baby onesie in different colors. Just click “change style” and select the color you’d like to view it. For some reason the organic t-shirt image file is not showing up in the right place, but I ordered one to check it and it is perfect. THANK YOU FOR LOOKING!

http://skreened.com/addingtonfurniture/nous-savons-le-pass-pour-le-futur?

Perfect fit. The old masters said you should be able to drive your dovetails together with your hat. This is the first time I’ve achieved that after cutting this joint for 3 years. It went together with hand pressure alone and fits beautifully. The hide glue will be dry by tomorrow night. Everything will be ready to flush up and I can start on the lid. 

Perfect fit. The old masters said you should be able to drive your dovetails together with your hat. This is the first time I’ve achieved that after cutting this joint for 3 years. It went together with hand pressure alone and fits beautifully. The hide glue will be dry by tomorrow night. Everything will be ready to flush up and I can start on the lid. 

Got in a little work this morning. Some nice air dried cherry. 

Got in a little work this morning. Some nice air dried cherry. 

Coming soon to my shop: A pair of square head compasses made by the incredible blacksmith and whitesmith Peter Ross.

Coming soon to my shop: A pair of square head compasses made by the incredible blacksmith and whitesmith Peter Ross.

Working on a walnut box. This is a fun part of the build, after you make the bottom you can put it together and get started on the top. 

Working on a walnut box. This is a fun part of the build, after you make the bottom you can put it together and get started on the top. 

Getting the shirt design mocked up (it will be improved), it’ll be printed on an organic cotton shirt so the background will be close to this color. This is from Roubo’s famous plate 17. We are going to donate every cent of the proceeds to GreenWood, a charity that aims to protect tropical forests and work alongside residents of remote forest communities to help them earn more by managing their forests and creating valuable wood products than they would otherwise derive from conventional slash-and-burn agriculture or illegal logging. Curtis Buchanan, the Windsor chair maker, is a co-founder. Patrick Edwards has given us enthusiastic permission to use his school’s slogan, We Save The Past For The Future, as it works perfectly with Roubo and our goals.

Getting the shirt design mocked up (it will be improved), it’ll be printed on an organic cotton shirt so the background will be close to this color. This is from Roubo’s famous plate 17. We are going to donate every cent of the proceeds to GreenWood, a charity that aims to protect tropical forests and work alongside residents of remote forest communities to help them earn more by managing their forests and creating valuable wood products than they would otherwise derive from conventional slash-and-burn agriculture or illegal logging. Curtis Buchanan, the Windsor chair maker, is a co-founder. Patrick Edwards has given us enthusiastic permission to use his school’s slogan, We Save The Past For The Future, as it works perfectly with Roubo and our goals.

andrewness660:

Alight

In kind light this cabinet’s contorted grain shapeshifts. Tea tree stained water flowing over river stones – sunlight penetrating, reflecting, then penetrating again; sandstone escarpments set ablaze by dying days, a campfire, a nebula, solar flares, desire.

Some things can be set alight without using flame.

Images Cathy Taylor Photography

Sculpture Krista Berga

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You all may want to take a look at Andrew Ness’ blog. He is an Australian woodworker who makes incredible pieces. 

I just got this 3/16 double bead plane from Patrick Leach of The Superior Works. It is boxed with boxwood and made of quartersawn beech. The double bead allows you to plane in both directions so you can always plane with the grain and allows you to put a bead on both sides of a board. The heel (the back of the plane) is stamped “3/16” and “1881”. The toe (the front of the plane) is stamped “J. KELLOGG” and “AMHERST MS.” After a little research here is what I found out about the plane & maker:

DATM Information

James was part of Kellogg, Fox & Washburn until 1839, Kellogg & Fox from 1839-1840 and J. Kellogg & Son from 1865-1867. William Kellogg, his son, continued to use his mark after his retirement in 1867

Identifying Marks

J.KELLOGG/AMHERST.MS

General Information

Kellog’s first company was purchased from Eli Dickinson and became a wildly successful manufacturer of planes. At one point, a portion of Amherst was called “Kelloggville” and was occupied by two of his factories; even producing 150 to 200 planes a day, they were often unable to fill all the orders they received. They are often deemed the highest quality planes ever manufactured on a large scale and collectors abound on the internet praising their worth. In 1886, the dam supplying power for the factories was washed away and production remained idle for several years.

I’m going to clean this up and put it to use very soon. Thank you Patrick.

Routing a cove in the bottom of the mahogany table top. Somewhere Matt Bickford just shed a tear. I wish I had molding planes to do this. I’m going to make some in the Fall.

Routing a cove in the bottom of the mahogany table top. Somewhere Matt Bickford just shed a tear. I wish I had molding planes to do this. I’m going to make some in the Fall.