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The period furniture conference in Colonial Williamsburg is still going strong and FW’s Matt Kenney is covering week two of the action. Bookmark your browser to this page for the latest posts from the 2011 “Working Wood in the 18th Century” conference.
This year’s conference focuses inspiration from Asia and is called “Cabinetmakers Look to the East: Asian Influences on 18th-century English and American Furniture.”
The Latest from Williamsburg
Tour an 18th-Century Cabinet Shopby Matt Kenney
This is just a quick note from the conference. I was speaking with apprentice cabinetmaker Brian Weldy today and he told me that the Anthony Hay Cabinet Shop now has a blog…
Blog for Williamsburg’s Anthony Hay Shopby Matt Kenney
Japanese Woodworking Toolsby Matt Kenney
First, let me say that the conference is fantastic. I don’t do period work (I have in the past) and I still being held rapt by the presenters….
On Day 3 of “Working Wood in the 18th Century,” the annual conference the FWW co-sponsors at Colonial Williamsburg, Phil Lowe took the stage, and stole the spotlight….
Three Projects in One Dayby Asa Christiana
On Day 3 of “Working Wood in the 18th Century,” the presenters worked on three separate pieces, each showing the influence of Oriental imports on native furniture makers of the time…
Three Way Miter Jointby Asa Christiana
It is Day 2… After singing the praises of the proper mindset, body awareness, and uncompromising tool setup and sharpness demanded by Japanese woodworking techniques, it was time for Andrew Hunter to…
Asa Arrives at Williamsburg
FWW co-sponsors a wonderful event,”Working Wood in the 18th Century,” every year at Colonial Williamsburg. This year’s theme is “Cabinetmakers Look to the East,” and explores the powerful Asian influence on the furniture of the time…
Colonial Williamsburg Conference in the Archives• Williamsburg Sketchbook by Jim McGlothlin• 2010: Hand-tool lovers converge on Williamsburg• 2010: Period Furniture society marks anniversary and honors founders• 2010: Roy Underhill and a Unique Jefferson Bookstand• 2010: Thomas Jefferson’s Campeche Chair• 2009: Woodworking the Williamsburg Way• ARCHIVE VIDEO: Touring the Colonial Williamsburg Shop• ARCHIVE VIDEO: Colonial Williamsburg Furniture Collection • ARCHIVE VIDEO: Antique Tools are Modern Made • ARCHIVE VIDEO: How They Did It: Dimensioning Lumber by Hand • ARCHIVE VIDEO: How They Did It: Before the Router • ARCHIVE VIDEO: How They Did It: Before the Bandsaw
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I need help. I am a new woodworker and my granddaughter asked me to make her a box to keep her teas in. I completed this project and gave it to her for Christmas. I put a lift off cover on it. Because it was to contain food I did not finish the inside. About a week after she received it the cover warpped and twisted. Do I need to make a new cover or is there a way to save the current one? Thanks for your help.
Does anyone know where measured drawings can be acquired for Thomas Jefferson's "campeche" chair (there's at least one at the Williamsburg museum).
The court battle continues between Bosch and Sawstop
Fast, fun approach to making a comfortable, casual seat
In this video Michael finishes the first of the three boxes. Gluing-up, planing, sanding and finishing bring a new piece of art to the world.
In this video Michael starts work on the second box, a carved and painted Saddle lid box.
Michael begins carving the saddle lid box with his ripple pattern along the top. Then turns to his 5/30 gouge to texture the sides of the box. This isn't work…
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