Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Saturday, July 26, 2014
Here is a video about Jeff from the Highland Woodworker. Enjoy.
Posted by Furnitude at 10:37 AM
Monday, July 21, 2014
I should probably read up on the force of gravity on Mars, because gravity is why we make most furniture. We need something to hold us and our stuff off the ground. (OK, a short Google search later, and I found that gravity on Mars is only 38 percent of the gravity on Earth. For comparison’s sake, the Moon’s gravity is 83.3 percent LESS than Earth’s.*) So instead of making furniture to hold us up, we might need to make furniture to hold us down. We might store things on the underside of shelves so they won’t wander off.
"Lignin or lignen is a complex polymer of aromatic alcohols known as monolignols." -- Wikipedia
All of this leads to one bold but logical conclusion: woodworkers should be the first people on Mars.
* Update: An alert reader (I'm surprised I have any readers, much less alert ones!) schooled me on the gravity percentages above. Turns out the moon's gravity isn't 83% of Earth's but 83% LESS than Earth's. So I took out my Buzz Aldrin sight gag... Got to get your science right.
Posted by Furnitude at 3:25 PM
Friday, June 27, 2014
The jig in all its simple glory:
I sometimes post in-progress shots on my new account at Instagram. Check me out there: http://instagram.com/furnidude.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Posted by Furnitude at 5:30 PM
Friday, June 20, 2014
Here is my take on some of the characteristics that define the Shaker style:
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Have a look at this other Craftsy post on how to successfully glue up furniture without making yourself crazy: http://www.craftsy.com/blog/2014/05/how-to-glue-up-wood/