A Carpenter’s Workshop

Someday, I'll have one this nice again... Click the image for a much larger version.

A Chairmaker’s Work bench

I saw this beautiful and sturdy chairmaker's work bench on AMBROSE VEVERS' Tumblr blog early this morning and wanted to share it.  It is a great example of a purpose-built and appropriate sized benched for a craftsman.  Not every bench needs to look like an 18th Century Diderot drawing or Roubo bench.  That sets the … Continue reading A Chairmaker’s Work bench

The Tinsmiths, 1763

Stump anvils, stakes, hammers, lamps, mandrel, soldering iron, and other goodies galore.  Diderot never missed a lick and this is as good as any.  From Diderot and D’Alembert 1763 Encyclopedia of Sciences, Arts and Trades.  One of my favorite resources.