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Wendell Castle 1932 - 2018

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Wendell Castle, the father of the art furniture movement, died Saturday at age 85. I'm privileged to have spent a few days with him while shooting a video, and while our time together waspersonal, the time wasn't long enough tocall him a friend. Thoughtful, soft-spoken and passionate are three words that come to my mind. I'm willing to admit that I'm not in love with all his furniture - though […]The post Wendell Castle 1932 – 2018 appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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The Case of the Missing Hinge: Trouble Installing a Soss Hinge

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The second article in my two-part series about hinges for Popular Woodworking Magazine was conceived as “5 Fussy Hinges.” Tricky, fussy…choose your adjective. I prefer “less commonly used,” with the disclaimer that one woodworker's “less common” may be another's “everyday”; Brendan Gaffney may be able to install knife hinges in his sleep, and I used non-swaged brass butts on an almost daily basis for years, but many woodworkers have never […]The post The Case of the Missing Hinge: Trouble Installing a Soss Hinge appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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