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CraftEd: Curricular Applications of Traditional Craft - A Survey of Craftspeople

08-04-2011 06:47 PM by darkhollow | 3 comments »

Craftspeople, Artists, Artisans! Are you concerned about the state of arts education in our schools? Does your craft have an application to primary or secondary schools subjects? My name is Rodney Hopkins; currently I am working towards my Master’s Degree in Education at Prescott College. Specifically, I am investigating the classroom applications of crafts. Since many minds are smarter than one, I am conducting a survey of craftspeople and artists to see where they have...

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Scroll sawing #3: The saw arrives!

06-11-2011 12:43 PM by swamps42 | 3 comments »

Had I not been laying in bed in pain from overdoing it yesterday at my home construction site on what had already started as a high pain day, I would have been much more excited when Woodcraft called to tell me my saw had arrived. I got a log cabin kit delivered out at my property yesterday. Center-cut oak beams with dovetailed corners to build my new house, but that’s a whole other story. Anyhow, I finally got to go pick up my saw when my friend who’s carrying the loan got off...

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General thoughts on life and woodworking #5: The most important project of my life

05-11-2011 09:00 PM by Jack_T | 18 comments »

The project is not made of exotic wood. It is not a complicated piece of furniture. It does not have sophisticated joinery. It is finished only with house paint. Normally, I would consider a project like this to be a simple throw away project made for the fun of it but not very important at all. This time was very different though. It would be turn out to be the most important project of my life. The project was commissioned by my six year old daughter, Jacqueline. She came t...

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Teaching the Building of a Powder Horn with Scrimshaw Engraving at the John Campbell Folk School

05-05-2011 04:45 PM by Mark A. DeCou | 4 comments »

Since posting my work on Lumberjocks, I have received a huge number of requests for help and advice on the building of powder horns and doing the scrimshaw artwork to decorate the horn. And, honestly, I can’t really help everyone, as I have to work in the shop myself, so I have accepted an invitation to teach a Powder Horn Building and Scrimshaw Decoration Class at the John Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC. The date will be mid-July in 2012, and it is planned for a five day cla...

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craft / handmade #4: Art for Life, buy handmade

08-04-2010 05:25 AM by scottb | 7 comments »

So, the granddaddy of all Craft Fairs hits NH this weekend, and for once we’re going without an empty wallet! (cause we planned for it, not cause we’re rolling in the dough). Buying handmade (and sharing the love) reminded me of Marks old post on the subject, and in light of the upcoming fair, and my plans to continue to have “a very homemade Christmas” I thought a revisit to the wise words of our resident Lumberjock extraordinare was timely. — Crossposted...

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Chairmaking at the Appalachian Center for Craft #1: Day 1

07-12-2010 05:18 AM by doorslammer | 1 comment »

This week I’m on vacation and taking a chair making class at the Appalachian Center for Craft which is a satellite campus of Tennessee Tech University where I got my undergraduate degree in engineering and am currently working on a masters of engineering. Every summer, the craft center offers several, week long workshops in all of their offered mediums. So this year I decided to commit to attending a class and not letting life get in the way. The class is based on a modern dining ch...

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Christmas comes to Northeast Pennsylvania

12-01-2009 05:16 AM by Porosky | 17 comments »

Hey everyone once again I’m super busy: Full time job, ebay business, and woodworking hobby, not to mention wife, two little boys, dog and my newest addition to the wood shop…. Peanuts the kitten who I hope will become a savage mouse slayer. So I took some products to a local christmas show and…....... CLEANED HOUSE! Oh yeah I was a smash hit and even made the local paper. Here are some pictures of the event. I had, of coarse, Cutting boards, Lazy Susans, Wine balancer...

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My senior project research paper on woodworking

11-13-2009 04:08 AM by Max Baynes | 10 comments »

It’s kind of long, but if anyone is interested in reading it, I wrote my paper for my senior project on how woodworking, or furniture building specifically, transcends the fine arts. I’m finishing up a japanese influenced bench for my product and I’ll be posting some photos of it soon. Thanks. Furniture Craft in the Art World To most, a chair, whether hand-made or not, is simply a device that prevents the buttocks from hitting the ground, but to the woodworker, it is...

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The Non-Electric Chair #15: Making the Chair (Fitting the Seat and Arms)

07-20-2009 01:07 PM by lethentymill | 10 comments »

I closed the shed in October last year and took the toolbox inside as I had no intention of working through the winter on this project – even though it was near completion. The cold damp air is not good for the wooden tools and they deserve better at this stage in their lives even if they have withstood worse in the past….. So Christmas passed, then January, February, March; finally in mid-April, I re -installed the toolbox and started work again. The frame of the chair was already glu...

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craft / handmade #2: to meme the impossible meme

03-15-2009 04:11 AM by scottb | 1 comment »

Just wanted to share the inspiration I got from my friend Barb… She’s offering up some handmade love, in return for paying it forward… and I’m happy to see others have taken the ball and run with it. This past Christmas was “A very homemade Christmas” and that spirit has taken hold (we’re really paring down the household, letting go of lots of things, meanwhile trying to help out local businesses, artists and not fill our friends and families homes wi...

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