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  • December 17, 2023 4:55 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    Presentation was made at Lowell Makes, Inc. a maker space in Lowell, MA.

  • December 06, 2023 11:50 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

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  • December 06, 2023 11:12 AM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    Text and Photos have been moved to the Google directory.

  • December 04, 2023 11:31 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

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  • November 30, 2023 5:49 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    Woodworking Subspecialties

    by Andrew Davis

    Like other careers or hobbies, woodworking falls into varied specialties.  Lawyers have constitutional, real estate, tax, marital, patent, and other specializations.  Clearly, doctors are known for being specialists; just pick an organ for a short list.  Even athletes have chosen to specialize in a certain sport.  So, the thought came to Andrew after a recurring question was posed to him, to develop a list of woodworking specialties or subspecialties as he would call it.  When you read his list, you are asked to add any that he didn’t list.  So, I’d like to add marquetry and Japanese woodworking like Kumiko and Shoji to his list.  Have a look.  Can you add any more Woodworking Subspecialties?

    Andrew welcomes your feedback.


  • November 30, 2023 5:47 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    Art Nouveau Clock

    by Michael Bossin


    This is Michael's first Featured Piece submission.  Among his other pieces, Michael designs and builds wall clocks (see his gallery at https://michaelbossin.com/) Many of us design our own pieces from another furniture piece, an outdoor scene, a painting or other subjective image that caught the maker’s eye.  For this piece and other Art Nouveau clocks that he has designed and made, Michael was inspired by a book cover design in the “Glasgow Style” of the early 1900s.

    Michael writes about his process starting from this inspiration and the intricate details that follow.  There is more than meets the eye with this construction.  And, apparently, Fine Woodworking Magazine thought so as well in its October 2021 issue.  I hope Art Nouveau Clock is not the last submission from Michael.

    Further information can be requested by clicking Michael Bossin.


  • November 27, 2023 5:46 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    The gadget is located near the bottom of the Home Page.

  • November 16, 2023 1:21 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    Nov. 11, 2023 MFA tour of the Conservation Lab at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.  Christine Sorti led the presentation "Conservation of a Torah Ark".

  • November 01, 2023 11:33 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    Boxed In Redux

    by Andrew Davis

    This month Andrew brings back a slightly updated Bevel Cut article from 2018.  Yep, Andrew has been  continuously been providing Bevel Cuts for quite a while.  (Yay, Andrew!)  If I didn't mention when he wrote the original, you might not have known there was such an article over five and a half years ago.  But Andew comes clean in his introductory paragraph.

    This article is revived due to ramifications to Andrew's surgically improved right hand.  At present, typing and concurrent thinking are compromised. The article is a classic Bevel Cut.  He expounds on the subject matter and asks the reader to decide about the value of it, in this case, Box Joints .

    Andrew welcomes your feedback.


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