The Woodshop Shed

adventures in woodworking and home maintenance, from my shop in a backyard shed

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1609603_788012241261634_5847820349349413279_nI have a love hate relationship with Art and Farmers’ Markets. Places that have been putting food on the table and paying rent for our school these past three years. My experience has been they are a lot of hard work, yet every hour you work them your return on actual product diminishes (labor investment). I’ve met very few individuals who actually earn their living working the circuit. For most […]The post Share with Others appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Consider Selling Your Beautiful Woodwork in a Local Crafts Store

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Peters Valley craft store/galleryThe campuses of crafts schools often house a gift shop or a gallery where artisans who taught there, took classes or became known to the school sell their work. Often a school’s store is the only showcase in the area for refined American crafts, a place where potters, woodworkers, blacksmiths, weavers and other makers proudly present their goods for sale. Thankfully, we still have crafts stores in our towns and […]The post Consider Selling Your Beautiful Woodwork in a Local Crafts Store appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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An Inside Look at the Peabody Essex Museum

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PEM2_IMG_1228If this whole “building world-class furniture” thing doesn’t work out for Phil Lowe, I think he could get a job as a museum docent. Lowe, an amazing maker and owner of The Furniture Institute of Massachusetts, has worked on many pieces owned by the Peabody Essex Museum in neighboring Salem, Mass. As a special treat, Lowe took the entire class over to the museum on Thursday morning and showed us […]The post An Inside Look at the Peabody Essex Museum appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Mike Siemsen: Woodworking in America 2015

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Mike Siemsen is a woodworking expert set to speak at the Woodworking in America 2015 event in Kansas City.When Mike Siemsen started work on a reproduction of an Aaron Willard tall case clock built in 1799, he had a lot of help – much of it invisible to others. There was his father, who taught Siemsen basic carpentry skills and a solid work ethic; there was Grant Francis, his high school shop teacher; there were the writings of Nicholson, Roubo and Moxon; and of course, Willard himself. “I […]The post Mike Siemsen: Woodworking in America 2015 appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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