Category Archives: Joinery

Walnut Desk and Bookcase Part I: The Bookcase

A little over a year ago, we completed work on this walnut desk and bookcase.  If you’ve been through the shop over the past few years, you may recognize this piece — it had been one of those on-again-mostly-off-again affairs. … Continue reading

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Further Info on Spinets

A few months ago we had a question regarding a small book on early English spinet harpsichords.  We’ve also had some visitors to the shop desire more info on them. Given that I am banished from my tools to let … Continue reading

Posted in Books and Readings, Drawing & Design, Harpsichords and Spinets, Joinery, Miscellaneous Forms, Sundry Historical Matters, Uncategorized, Veneer | 5 Comments

Spinet Assembly Progressing

Hello everyone: It has been a busy time with projects and visitation, but we are moving ahead. As you can see, two major pieces have come together for the spinet case assembly.  The spine, or backboard, went on first, then … Continue reading

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Toothing Plane Update

Hello again, all: On the recent post about toothing planes, we had a question in the comments section as to whether they were used to flush dovetail pins on drawer sides.  As Bill replied, we remember seeing this but have … Continue reading

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Really Big Dovetails…but Why?

When the question is “why,” “because” is seldom the answer sought.  Of course, it was “because” that came to my ears with a frustrating frequency in response to so many questions asked in childhood and, as it was then, it … Continue reading

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