Category Archives: Veneer

Mending Cap Veneers

Hello everyone… Well, it’s been one of those autumns…. We recently had some atmospheric “issues” here in the shop and below you can see the results on the cap veneers on the spinet case. The front rail took the brunt … 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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The Toothing Plane: A Tool of Our Time

Okay, everyone, prepare to be re-acquainted with what could be construed as one of an 18th century woodworker’s secret weapons. (Drum rolls, please.) The toothing plane, a tool that has gotten me out of more difficult situations than I care … Continue reading

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