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Archive for month: August, 2012


23 Aug 2012 / 0 Comments / in Chairmaker's Journal

For many woodworkers new to chairmaking, especially if their previous experience depended on “straight, flat, and square,” calculating and drilling angled mortises into round, curved parts can seem like magic. Over the years Brian has developed some very simple and accurate methods for drilling rung mortises without ever knowing the actual drilling angle. The chair […]

An Introduction

12 Aug 2012 / 7 Comments / in Chairmaker's Journal

About 10 years ago I was looking for an outlet for my creative energies beyond my day job as a graphic designer. My work provided interesting design challenges on a daily basis but lacked a tactile element that I sorely missed. And the work I produced lacked permanence, mostly marketing materials with a short shelf […]