Of Interest

All Seeing Eye - marble painted in pine

The following are items that don't fall in a specific category but I think are of interest:

Take Notice - An early nineteenth century newspaper advertisement.  The original is difficult to read so a translation is also given.

Early Advertisement - From an Indiana newspaper in 1833 with delightful text and interesting power source for the turning lathe.

Puzzle Joint - a multiple dovetail, structural joint, no bending or split wood, two solid pieces, one of maple, one of cherry.  No tricks, except the mirror.  (Use your Browser back button to return to this page.)

Another Puzzle - the solid piece of cherry forms the heart and the arrow is of basswood which is permanently captured as each end is too large to pass through the center hole. (Use your Browser back button to return to this page.)

Patternmaker's Saw - a copy of an 1840 hand saw, with cherry handle.  Ruler at the top is 18 inches long for reference. The blade was cut down from a damaged cabinet saw.  The rivets are later split bolts, earlier versions would have spanner bolts.  (Use your Browser back button to return to this page.)

Hand Carving - this is my first hand carving.  I chose my left hand because my right hand was always holding a carving tool.  This is my Second Hand Carving which was more difficult to carve because it was always holding a carving tool. Both are carved actual size in basswood with red alder base.  (Use your Browser back button to return to this page.)

Bow Drill - The bow and handle are made of one piece of hickory, turned and shaped.  The pulley / gear is of beech and the pawl is maple.  Bobbins on harden iron drills are also beech and the hand piece is chestnut with a wrought iron bearing plate.  Good for shallow holes and somewhat difficult to master.  (Use your Browser back button to return to this page.)

Pump Drill - This early example of a device to make holes has an action picture.  (Use your Browser back button to return to this page.)

Door Handle - I was very unhappy with the cheap modern knob on the door to my room, so I decided to replace it with a wooden version.  (Use your Browser back button to return to this page.)

Scrool - This is a little adjustable stool that comes apart for ease of transportation.  (Use your Browser back button to return to this page.)

Double Entendres - It is difficult to describe in words without the pictures.  (Use your Browser back button to return to this page.)

Clock Face - Just in case you can't find one you like for a clock, try this one.  (Use your Browser back button to return to this page.)

Tools - A collection of pictures of some of our tools and the tools of others.  (Use your Browser back button to return to this page.)

Need Work - Advertisements in a December, 16, 1807 newspaper, The Connecticut Courant.

Materials Available - This is an ad from the above newspaper, showing materials available during the early nineteenth century.

Power Tools - Drawings of a Grand Wheel, jack shaft, power lathe and up down sash saw used during the nineteenth century.

Levi Stillman Tambour Desk - Description, detailed drawing and photographs of a Springfield, Mass. early nineteenth century folding top desk with vertical tambours in cherry and mahogany.

Presentation Box - Rendering and drawing done for a bid on producing several examples.  Never got the final dimensions nor the commission.

Column Capital in basswood - 8 1/4" x 3"

 

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