Month: November 2012

Skinny Legs Texas style

I received a letter from Dan in Conroe, Texas ( just outside The Woodlands) about 30 miles north of Houston. He recently completed his version of my Skinny Legs and all, side table. Dan used cherry for the table with walnut drawer fronts and custom ebony pulls. (a nice touch!) I’m always excited to see readers projects and this is one I’m happy to share. Thanks again Dan- great job!  ...

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Miter mak’r…

I love old hand tools.(Hell, I like the new ones too!) But the antiques and vintage lot always seem to have a bit more of a story to tell. Maybe that comes with age? This past summer, my Uncle (Wipper) asked me if I wanted an old miter-box he had in his work shop. It wasn’t seeing any use for a decade or two and belonged to an older family member before that. I didn’t find a name on the miter box/sled but the saw is a vintage Disston. My best guess for the miter box is either a...

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