STL237: Just the facets, ma’am
Deputy editor Jon Binzen joins Mike and Ben to discuss design, designers, and his never-ending love of facets in his own work.
This episode is sponsored by Maverick Abrasives
And The Northwest Woodworking Studio:
As a beginning woodworker I have a thirst for knowledge on all things woodworking: Books/articles/videos on joinery, styles of furniture, finishing, hand tools, etc. yet I barely have made a cut on a piece of wood.
Why am I researching a debate on the acceptable dimensions of a Queen Ann Highboy at 1am instead of practicing squaring up a piece of material?!
What do you think would be a good way to “shut up and get to work?” Small projects? Practice joinery? Sharpen chisels? My overthinking brain is overpowering my hands and heart.
Mark Gardner’s lovely cutting boards are perfect for carving decoration on one side and dinner on the other.
From a different Jeff:
In a recent episode one of you (probably Mike) said something like “being a great designer is probably more important than being a great furniture maker.”
Please consider an episode or a segment focused on how to sharpen one’s design game:
- Must-know designers – classic and contemporary
- Seminal and new/exciting reference materials : books, teachers/classes/programs, websites, channels, etc
- How to develop skills in this area generally, how to do so quickly
Join deputy editor Jon Binzen for a fascinating look at less-familiar furniture of the Arts and Crafts era.
Segment: All-Time Favorite
Ben – V-blocks
Jon – Wedges
Mike – New crosscut sled
I’m about to embark on a trestle table design and I’m planning on using fumed white oak for the majority of the table. I would like to add a complimentary lighter wood for accents in the base. Would ash be a good choice or is there another species I haven’t considered?
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