Monthly Archives: July 2011

Bad Week and a Tea table

This has been a really lousy week. First last Saturday [ 8 days ago] I was sawing a part for an antique German clock out of a brass sheet with a jewelers saw when the blade broke and went through … Continue reading

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Victorian plant stand

From early history until 1879 the candle was a major source of lighting. Many forms of stand and holder were created for use with candles. Many small 18th century examples exist. At some point, possibly with the introduction of gas … Continue reading

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Bevel up If you read the woodworking forums at all, you are aware that there are several perennial debates. It seems that at least once a month the relative benefits and weaknesses of the bevel up versus the bevel down … Continue reading

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Duck Calls 2

I received a question about how a duck call works, so I am posting a brief explanation of what I know about the subject. I’ve been away from call making for at least 20 years so this is old information … Continue reading

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Duck Calls

In the US prior to 1935 market hunting was a big business. Hunters used punt guns, bait and live decoys in order to take as many ducks as possible for the commercial market. While mechanical duck calls were known as … Continue reading

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