Monthly Archives: September 2013

Day 3 – Topping it Off

On the very top of this mirror is an elegant cartouche. When we first saw the various motifs, I imagined this one to be simpler and easier to execute than the angry bird, but that was definitely not the case. … Continue reading

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Day 2 – The Angry Pelican Bird

Hard to believe 4 grown men can have a great day hanging out in a basement carving mirror elements, but it’s true. The focus of today’s activities was on the bird near the bottom of our Rocco mirror. It seemed … Continue reading

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Day 1 – The Adventures of Dr. Emmett Brown

Day one of the big city spree is in the history books. Met Doc Brown at 8am sharp where he began to lecture color theory. We spent hours moving through the wheel, shading, tinting and adjusting chroma of various shades … Continue reading

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Big Weekend in the Big City

It’s an exciting double-header of sorts. Friday will be a day spent studying finishing from a group of experts in St. Paul. Our plan is to take the Townsend table from raw wood through at least the coloration steps for … Continue reading

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Deer Fly Chase

Temperatures are falling, trees changing colors, and mountain biking reaching it’s peak in Wisconsin. Next weekend is one of the best local races, but unfortunately I can’t make it. So this morning Guy’d and I decided to make our own … Continue reading

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One Proud Grandpa

This Saturday was “the peanut’s” final horse show of the summer. We got up early to get him bathed, braided and trailered…all without a complaint. She has worked hard at riding and did well despite being all nerves. Stanley took … Continue reading

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Profiling the Table Top

Now that the top has been rabbeted to fit in the base, apron profile traced onto the underside, and the outer profile (extended out from that of the apron) patterned, it’s time to carve in the details. The first step … Continue reading

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Mail Bag

My mail usually consists of bills, way too many credit card applications, and the occasional card or letter from friends. This week, however, it was Christmas in August. Thought I would share here because…well…as woodworkers you can appreciate them while … Continue reading

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