Monthly Archives: May 2013

Levis and Bust

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

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Slipery Little Suckers

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

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Nice Legs

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?

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Collection Confusion

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

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‘Tis the Season

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

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Contemplating Judged Competition

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

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Townsend Newport Tea Table

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

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Top 5 excuses for not being in the shop

It’s been over a month since creating the blog and only 1 post and not even on woodworking. The blog name is certainly appropriate, but there are lots of excuses…some of which are legitimate. #5 SAPFM presentation in Madison on … Continue reading

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