Monthly Archives: October 2012

Current Projects

Cabinet shop projects progress with fits and starts. It is especially satisfying to return to interrupted projects and complete them. The Chinese style elbow chair pictured above is based on a London original in Colonial Williamsburg’s collection. The old chair … Continue reading


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Last Day of Carving at Boston

Kaare’s work as of earlier today, his last full day of work in Boston.   The Hay Shop

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Carving Class Update

From Boston, at the carving class: Here’s the current state of Kaare’s frame carving: And Ted Boscana of the Joiner’s Shop early stage of Egg and Dart molding:   These two men are moving forward. The Hay Shop.    

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Update on Boston Carving Class

Update: Ted Boscana of the Joiner’s Shop has finished work on his stair bracket: Ted say it’s now on to Egg and Dart.  Thanks to him for sharing with us. The Hay Shop.

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Carving Class in Boston

Hello all: Kaare is up in Massachusetts with Ted Boscana from the Joiner’s Shop.  Both are in a two week carving workshop with Dimitrios Klitsas.  With permission, we thought we would post some photos of their progress.  Any questions should … Continue reading

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Beyond the Standard Rule

Hello everyone: No this is not directly about the spinet keyboard work, although it all relates, as you will see… Just a little followup to one topic I touched on back in January at the Mount Vernon WW conference. Why … Continue reading

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Spinet Jack Replacement on the Fly….

Hello all:   Some things just happen.  Came in this morning, first day back after weekend and found a busted spinet jack lying under the strings of our shop instrument.  What the…. No one knows what happened.  Doesn’t matter.  The … Continue reading

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