Category Archives: Artist Furniture

SawStop One vs. Finger Three — stitches that is!

I must admit that when the SawStop technology first came out I wasn’t  really in favor of it.  The first I heard about it was someone invented a good idea for saw safety but was trying to get rich from … Continue reading

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New Frame Commission and Drawing Desk Follow-Up

  Before I begin to talk about the frame commission allow me to share the final results of the drawing desk.  If you missed that post here is a LINK to it which includes a YouTube video showing how it … Continue reading

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Drawing Desk Complete

In the last blog the dovetails had been cut and fit for the bottom section of the custom drawing desk.  If you missed it, here’s a LINK to that one and before I talk about the remaining work, let me … Continue reading

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Modeling Job = New Commission

Many of you know that I occasionally work as a portrait or costumed model since moving to the Phoenix area.  For me, it’s a great experience — I get out of the solitary life in my shop, meet different artists … Continue reading

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Artists’ Taboret Complete

For those of us that have a passion for creating art, the work space is our happy place.  Rarely have I talked with someone who hasn’t lamented that they either need a larger space or a more efficient one.  This … Continue reading

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Artist Taboret: Carcass and Drawers

Many artists use some sort of taboret to organize their work area and equipment.  Having a taboret placed next to the easel gives them an area for their palette, brushes, and turpentine.  It seems that most of the fine artists I know … Continue reading

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The Making of Frame # 107

I was reminded of a documentary film that followed the making of a Steinway Grand piano from start to finish as this picture frame started to take shape.  It came out around 2007 and maybe some of you other woodworkers … Continue reading

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New Project: Utility Sink

If you’ve ever had a utility sink where you can wash out those things you didn’t want to use your kitchen sink for you’ll understand Diane’s desire for one where she can clean out her paint brushes after her daily … Continue reading

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Artist Wet Canvas/Panel Carrier

Ever since Diane and I decided to take our really long 20th. anniversary trip to Scottsdale we’ve been busily preparing for it.  In case you missed it, we will move to Scottsdale shortly after Christmas and stay through the end of June. … Continue reading

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Bench for Carving & Gilding

When you’re a woodworker there are times you build a project just because you can!  That’s the case with this one, a semi-portable bench that I can put in the house whose main purpose is providing a base for carving … Continue reading

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