Butaco Plegable (Folding Stool)

Thanks to Ronel Silva for passing this on.  It’s a good video showing the construction of a Pea Picker style of folding stool.  I posted a page about their design I use several years ago.  The video is in Spanish, but if you do not speak it, I think the visuals should give you plenty […]

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Rip Cuts and Table Saws

Looking through old books online I’m constantly reminded of how easy we have it in the 21st Century.  I still remember seeing my grandfather and great-grandfather ripping the occasional board by hand.  Neither had a table saw and it was often too much trouble for a single cut to replace the blade in the circular […]

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Live Well

“God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.” ~Voltaire Voltaire was on to something there.  Here is a very inspirational family making good in the wilds of Wisconsin.  I would love to see more as they sound like some truly genuine artisans and […]

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