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Latest Blog Posts for Talking Furniture

  • Trees, planes and good friends
    on Mar 13, 2011 in Comment
    Recently, friends of mine purchased an unused plot of land adjoining their house and being keen gardeners they naturally wished to fully exploit the opportunities the new addition had to offer. While they were setting-out for a more ordered plantatio...
  • A Peg Is Born
    on Nov 8, 2010
    For the many people who have bought my peg rails over the years and those who may be thinking about buying one or more, I made this video to show exactly how they are made. Like any subject, there is more to a Shaker peg than one would imagine...
  • on Nov 8, 2010
    For the many people who have bought my peg rails over the years and those who may be thinking about buying one, I made this video to show exactly how they are made. Like any subject, there is more to a Shaker peg than one would imagine...
  • Scraper plane?
    on Jun 17, 2010 in Question and Answer
    If you work in hardwoods, some time or other you are going to wish you had a scraper plane to work that difficult grain structure right in the middle of your masterpiece. Unfortunately, they are horribly expensive for a plane you may only use once in...
  • on May 7, 2010 in Comment
    The biannual artisanal exhibition in Saint Amand-Montrond really proved to be a pleasant surprise. We were at first a little disappointed that the venue had been moved from the old Cistercian abbey, d’noirlac, because it has such a wonderful ambian...
  • Louis XV Commodes
    on Jan 3, 2010 in Restoration
    It’s always a pleasure to restore fine pieces of quality antique furniture, so it was a special treat to receive two almost identical commodes attributed to Louis N Malle. Cabinet maker, or the correct French term, ébéniste to Louis XVth. Both co...
  • Limited Editions
    on Dec 8, 2009 in Comment
    Recently a very dear client friend asked if I might make one of my needle workers boxes in walnut. Well actually she asked me about a year ago and I just recently got around to doing something about it. This was eventuated by three different things,...
  • What tools do I need? (part 6 Sharpening)
    on Nov 1, 2009 in Question and Answer
    While on a recent visit to a friend of mine, who lives a little further south of here in the Creuse, he took me to see an archaeological site he has discovered. It was here on an escarpment that we discovered this very early sharpening stone; probabl...
  • What Tools Do I Need? part 5 Sharpening
    on Sep 17, 2009 in Question and Answer
    The last Item on our list a sharpening system, should perhaps feature right at the top, as this is arguably the most important part of your tool kit. It ensures all your edge tools are in working condition, no matter what quality. Unfortunately most...
  • What happened to August?
    on Sep 3, 2009 in Comment
    August is generally the quietest month in France, that is if you are doing anything else that is not to do with ‘’Les Grands Vacances’’ Its just impossible to buy materials or supplies, so we just hope we have thought of everything we will ne...
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