Category Archives: Update

Renaissance Faire of the Ozarks 2015

Wow.  What an amazing weekend!  This was the debut of my period woodworking demonstration booth and it went better than I ever could have imagined.  I set up the canvas canopy, took my tool chests and some boards and my … Continue reading

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Treasure From “Back East”

We recently made a trip to Virginia for a family matter, and while there I had a goal.  To hunt up some really great antique tools.  You see, in that part of the country the old tools are older and … Continue reading

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The Canvas Canopy is up on the projects page!

I made a canvas canopied merchant’s tent for my period woodworking set-up at the Renaissance Faire of the Ozarks and decided to document it and write it up for the projects section.  If you’re curious go check it out! I’ve shifted … Continue reading

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I’m not dead, just busy…

Been very busy around my house lately.  The weather has conspired to keep me out of my shop and at my day job extra hours over the past couple of weeks, but hopefully that is behind us.  Trying to get … Continue reading

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Spindle turning on my Grandfather’s lathe…

A few years back, my Papa gave me his lathe.  It is an old Craftsman model, and he used it to do all the turnings in his house.  I remember as a kid being very intimidated by it, the noise … Continue reading

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Saint Louis Woodworking Show 2015

So last weekend I popped up to St. Louis (actually Collinsville, IL) for my first woodworking show.  It was pretty neat!  Lots of vendors there with tools old and new, demonstrations and seminars, and even some people selling wood.  I … Continue reading

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Sweeping up the Holidays…

As of this weekend, the last of the presents have been handed out and our long Holiday season has come to a close.  It was a very busy December for me in the shop between making gifts for friends and … Continue reading

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Making tools and making changes… and straight talk about the craft business.

My First Frame Saw October was a big month for us… not in the sense of big success but in the sense that a lot happened. We started out with the craft show in Ozark, MO.  There were hundreds of … Continue reading

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What I did on my Fall Vacation…

Lots to catch up on!  First, there was the big 3-day Craft Show in Ozark, MO.  This is our second year doing it, and again my Mom joined us with some art prints and handmade beaded jewelry.  We had a great … Continue reading

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