While we are on the subject of fine marquetry, it is always good to find a craftsman that inspires you. I have watched this video several times and every time I do, it amazes me. He is using a traditional tool called a frame saw. I would like to build one someday, in hopes that […]
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The Joy of Precision Inlaid Lettering. See for yourself!
Last weekend I taught two inlay classes. At the end of each class I did a little class extra for the students. Actually, it really was for me! I really enjoy the precision, detail and challenge of fine marquetry. I have often questioned myself and find it interesting that I go from splitting wood and […]
Blanket Chest Course Completed
I have been meaning to write about this class for a while but you know how time seems to slip by without you knowing! We recently finished a wonderful blanket chest course, with 4 students completing their chests. They were made with cherry as the primary wood and curly maple as the panel wood. […]
Winners Announced! Texas Furniture Makers Show
On November 17th, about two hundred people gathered at the exquisite Kerr Arts and Cultural Center in Kerrville, Texas for the Texas Furniture Makers Show. This day is a huge event, and we’ve worked for months in the confines of our shop, even through many nights to bring quality completion to yet another piece to be […]
“Roses”, Finished Federal Hall Table
As promised here are some photos of my recently finished hall table. When I posted inlaying the bellflowers, I had planned to take ongoing photos of the progress and write several blog articles along the way, but my time has been so consumed with the making of this piece, that I haven’t been able to take […]
Building a Chevy!
Are you wondering if I’ve gotten into building cars? Well, here I have a story to tell, and believe me, it’s the furthest thing from building a car! About a year and half ago I started a project to help me with my marquetry. I began building a nineteenth- century French tool called a Chevalet […]
The Gubbio Studiolo
It’s been too long since I have written. I have been very busy teaching classes and time is flying by. I have so much to write about, but as I promised you in my last entry, I would write about my trip to the Met. So here you go…. The following day after visiting Silas’s […]
A Visit to Silas Kopf’s Shop
This past week I made a quick trip to the east coast for some family gatherings. For quite some time I have wanted to visit a furniture maker up there, so with a quick search, I found that his shop was only 2 hours and 20 minutes from where I was. For a Texan this […]