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The Future of Woodworking: Found At The Crossroad of Artisanship and Technology

Posted on April 24th, by Andy Brownell in Around the shop, Gorilla Glue, Tools. 1 Comment

 Plugged and Unplugged Woodworking

A good friend, prolific publisher and furniture maker Jeff Miller recently hosted a Lie-Nielsen hand tool event in Chicago with a number of top tool manufacturers. For furniture makers and tool aficionados, these events are worth traveling great distances (in my case, 330 miles). This is for several reasons. First, you can try before you buy – a huge benefit before you take the plunge in spending 100’s of dollars on some wood and metal. Second, and more importantly, you can speak with fellow woodworkers in a friendly, social environment – sharing a common passion. I always … Read More »

Tool Tills on the TATC

Posted on January 16th, by Andy Brownell in Projects. No Comments

The long weekend gave me enough time to finish up the tool tills and their guides along each of the sides for my traveling anarchist’s tool chest. I’ll be working on some minor modifications to the saw till Chris Schwarz details in his book and then it’s on to hardware and finishing. Luckily, Mr. Schwarz made it easy on the hardware side of things with his recent post about what hardware to use from Horton Brass. You can read more about it here. I will probably look into adding some handles to help lift/stabilize the chest when it gets moved. … Read More »

Maple is Murder

Posted on January 8th, by Andy Brownell in Projects, Tools. No Comments

When it comes to dulling your chisel blades, nothing compares to rock maple when cutting dovetails. The two tool tills for my Traveling Anarchists Tool Chest are made from some locally harvested rock maple. Sixteen hand-cut dovetails later, Ive wrapped up the weekend with both tills ready to sand and attach the bottoms. I still have plenty of work to do, but this concludes the dovetailing for this project, thankfully. Next up are the carcass glides for the two tills, saw till, lid hinges and finishing. Im targeting the end of February to wrap this up to make room for … Read More »