Tag: Good

Here’s a look at the Nick Offerman book “Good Clean Fun” and his misadventures in sawdust. It’s an easy read, fun to follow along, and one any avid wood worker will want on the bookshelf. Most people know Offerman from his role as small-town functionary Ron Swanson on the TV show Parks And Recreation, whose desk trinkets include a Claymore antipersonnel mine facing anyone approaching his desk. But woodworkers know him from his Fine Woodworking articles as a fellow woodworker who…

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Making it… Here at Rowden, we have a pair of facing walls in our rec space covered, and I mean covered, with images of student work. If you go to our website, you’ll find a gallery of student work too. Check it out here. Pretty much without exception, all of these pieces were designed and made by students on the one year Designer Maker course. Pretty much without exception, these pieces are extraordinarily well made, and great designs to boot. The…

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Yesterday I dry-assembled this Irish Gibson chair and gave it a good squat. It sits very well, but there are some details that are a bit off. Mark Jenkinson, an Irish chair expert and owner of a cider mill, has been coaching me on the finer details of these chairs. Here are some details I missed. My back sticks aren’t notched into the arms. On most Gibson chairs there is a small birdsmouth-like notch cut into the arms to receive…

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