Posted April 2023 Bevel Cut article "Making a Putty Knife" by Andrew Davis

April 04, 2023 12:15 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

I enjoy these articles when Andrew and other writers for the newsletter and website connect our woodworking endeavors to older times. That's what was intriguing at the January 2023 meeting at Handshouse Studios, Dan Sichel's paper on the nail's economic history of nails, or Andrew's previous Bevel Cut articles on the golden ratio and Fibonacci. 

Here, Andrew in his not so obscure tradition of historical fantasy puts forth a connection to the putty knife, where we travel back to Baroque times to get some insight to this age old tool.  It is ironic that as this article is being published, the creator of what we call a putty knife, would be 345 years old on April 1st.

Happy birthday to Maurithaus von Grof deGieskes.  May he be partnered along Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Herman Doomer as recognized pioneers of the Dutch Golden Age.

Read about the untold story of Andrew's Making a Putty Knife.

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