Author Archives: apprenticewoodworker

More Tools

I recently attended a quarterly tool meet with the Ohio Tool Collectors Association. The meetings take place throughout the state.  This one was in Grand Rapids, Ohio, near Toledo.  I always assume the basic stuff will be found in abundance, … Continue reading

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The Beginnings of a Hall Table

I started working through some design issue for my hall table today. I’ll be using the quarter sawn catalpa I just bought.  The slab is 2” thick, about 18” wide, and 65” long, with a great natural edge running the … Continue reading

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Getting Caught Up

It’s been a busy few months. At my day job, we went on overtime for several weeks to complete a project on schedule.  Things have settled down a bit there, and I’ve been busy in the shop. I don’t think … Continue reading

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Rust Hunting Part 2

Here is my latest set of recently acquired tools. Some came from a Midwest Tool Collectors swap and the rest from local flea markets. The tool chest is gorgeous and the perfect size. The handles and corners are original hardware, … Continue reading

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Rust Hunting, Part 1

It’s been a good spring of “Rust Hunting.” I frequent a few flea markets and antique stores in a 3 hour radius from home. They are always hit or miss, but a few people, who know what I’m looking for, … Continue reading

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I Miss My Son

Well, it’s been 2 weeks since my son moved to Arizona. It feels like a lifetime; a really long, painful, empty lifetime. I miss him so much. Although I talk him just about every day (except for when he forgets … Continue reading

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Turned Lidded Boxes

I recently took a class, at my local Woodcraft store, learning to turn a lidded box.  It was a great class, packed with all sorts of information.  I started with a 4″ square cherry billet, about 8″ long.  I’ll do … Continue reading

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