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Yep. They’re Done.

Here they are. The long-awaited, much anticipated Mack Headley designed, Anthony Hay inspired set of chairs. These chairs finished both apprenticeships for Bill Pavlak and I- actually Bill finished his about two years ago. They were set aside to work on desks … Continue reading


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Come On Get Happy

Perhaps many of you have seen this already via the Colonial Williamsburg website, but if not, here’s the official announcement for our next Working Wood in the Eighteenth Century symposium – co-sponsored by Fine Woodworking: The Pursuit of Happiness: Furniture … Continue reading

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Time Goes By

As some of you may know the long awaited bracket clock works arrived last fall.  The works, made by clockmaker David Lindow of Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania replicate the original set by 18th century Fredericksburg, Virginia clockmaker Thomas Walker. The clock was one … Continue reading

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The Next Symposium!

We’re excited yet saddened with our preparations for the January 2015 Working Wood Symposium. This will be the first symposium since its inception in 1999 that our director, Jay Gaynor will not be present. The Working Wood Symposium was Jay’s … Continue reading

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Spinet Construction Update

Hello everyone: As mentioned in reply to a comment on our last post, I’ve installed the treble cheek (the right hand one when facing the spinet) onto the spinet carcass.  The framing of the keywell of the instrument is now … 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

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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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Another Conference on the Books

Thank you all for the warm response to this foray into the 21st century. A special thanks goes out to the guests of  this year’s Woodworking Conference. Your support, encouragement, and comments are always appreciated. We’d like to give a special … Continue reading

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