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Handy Figure-eight Fasteners

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I don't actually remember how long ago I discovered figure-eight fasteners (ten, fifteen years?), but it was one of those moments when I felt like someone had answered a wish. I was struggling with how to attach something vertical to something horizontal and I wanted it nearly invisible. Then I found the figure-eight fastener. They're not really a tip or a trick, more like someone showing you that ice cream […]The post Handy Figure-eight Fasteners appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Conservators - How Some Hide Glue Changed the Trajectory of my Career

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I'll probably get pushback for this post, but I'm posting it anyway. Three decades ago I had a unique opportunity of being considered for a conservator's position in the magnificent furniture collection at the Winterthur Museum and Gardens in Wilmington, Delaware. How that came about is another story. Here, I want to relate some of what I came to believe after touring the museum during the interview. (If you ever […]The post Conservators - How Some Hide Glue Changed the Trajectory of my Career appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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