Monthly Archives: May 2013
What a great Memorial Day weekend in the upper midwest. 60-70 degree highs, dry and mostly sunny which made for ample distractions from any shop work. First up: lawn work. I know argh…but it does look nice once complete. Second: … Continue reading
The next step in this tea table is assembling the base using a draw-bore technique with pegged mortise and tenon joinery. Here’s a picture after gluing and driving in the pegs. And yes, for the detail oriented folks out there, … Continue reading
Finally the John Townsend based legs are all carved for the next Newport Tea Table. Next up, glue the base together….or mow the lawn. Any guesses which will win?
For a new rider such as myself, just getting a horse to go straight and stay on the bit is hard enough, but as I progress, it’s becoming clear that communicating (much less putting them into practice) the principles behind … Continue reading
For cycling that is. This week it’s the first 80 degree riding day, first back to back training days and first Bloomer group ride. Life is good, but the stats are ugly. It does seems like each ride the peak … Continue reading
Some people have the ability to train hard, compete fiercely, and then not take the results to seriously. If they win great, if not then no big deal — they seem to bounce back next time around and never express … Continue reading
Finally a dedicated woodworking post. The current project is a twin of the recently completed Goddard Tea Table c. 1760 from Newport, RI. Similarities are obvious, but it’s the differences that are reviewed here. First a little background. The only … Continue reading