Antique Handtools Collection for Restoration and Creation
Florentine Mirror Gilding
Boulle Armoire Detail (re-creation)
Re-hydration of Hide Glue on a Antique Marquetry Panel
Marquetry Pieces for Treasure Box #1
For the Art Institute of Chicago, Boulle and Roentgen Marquetry
Bone Engraving for the Restoration of a Vargueño
Louis-Philippe Tilt-Top Table (Re-creation)
Pembroke Table #2 - Detail of the Top (Re-creation)
Preaparing Black and Blue Straw for Marquetry

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Chevalet In A Box. Delivered!

Chevalet In A Box. Delivered!
NOT from IKEA!

I had a great time last year at the Woodworking in America conference.  I am really looking forward to returning in September to the WIA at Kansas City.  I will be speaking, and probably looking as usual at tables stacked with old woodworking tools.  Also it will be a good chance to meet old friends, since I live on...

Chevalet In A Box. Delivered!

Chevalet In A Box. Delivered!
NOT from IKEA!

I had a great time last year at the Woodworking in America conference.  I am really looking forward to returning in September to the WIA at Kansas City.  I will be speaking, and probably looking as usual at tables stacked with old woodworking tools.  Also it will be a good chance to meet old friends, since I live on...

Teaching at MASW Soon

Two years ago I was invited to teach at Marc Adams' school in Indianapolis.   It turned out to be a great experience for me and I got a lot of positive feedback from the students.
As I mentioned in this blog previously, I had some reservations about asking Marc to build 8 chevalets and thus limit the class size to 8 students.  I knew...

Treasure Box - Series #2 - Post #21: Banding - Mechanism - Hardware

Hello,
I had to stop working on the boxes for 2 weeks as we had classes here at the American School of French Marquetry. Great group
Treasure Box - Series #2 - Post #21: Banding - Mechanism - Hardware

But I am back to work on them now.
First of all, all the banding is done.
They are composed on 2 bone and an ebony string inlay plus an ebony band.
Treasure Box - Series #2 - Post #21: Banding - Mechanism - Hardware

Treasure Box - Series #2 - Post #21: Banding - Mechanism - Hardware


The edges of the top are veneered with ebony first
Treasure Box - Series #2 - Post #21: Banding - Mechanism - Hardware

Then I...

Television or YouTube?

My television career started early.  In 1973 I wrote and starred in a series about American Furniture for CBS.  This consisted of 10 different 30 minute shows which began with Pilgrim furniture and ended with the Arts and Crafts period.  It was called "Welcome to the Past...The History of American Furniture.
My director was pregnant...