Monthly Archives: March 2012

Leveling Chair or Table Legs

There are many occasions when it becomes necessary to trim the bottom of a leg to level or remove a wobble in a chair or table. In this case the chair had been used for a long time with lose … Continue reading

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Rushes [ Equisetum hyemale ]

Equisetum hyemale, horse tail rush, snake grass, or scouring rushes have long been used as an abrasive for both cleaning cooking pots and smoothing wood. ” History: Contains so much silica that bunches of the stem have been sold for … Continue reading

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Barley Twist Chair

This is an oak chair with barley twist turnings that came in to be re-glued. While disassembling I found that one of the rear legs was cracked just below the seat mortise in the first twist. It wasn’t broken all … Continue reading

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Nailing [ things to consider ]

Ever since Adam Cherubini brought up nails, there have been lots of posts of projects built using nails. However there’s been little talk about the pitfalls or the things to consider when using nails, so here’s some random thoughts on … Continue reading

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