Instructional and information videos on woodworking
York (NC) Area References http://www.yorkwoodworkers.com/projects/projecthandouts.html
Anthony Hayes Shop Blog (well, Anthony was not really involved) Colonial Williamsburg
Rob Millard Blog – great Federal period resource
Rob on curved inlays
Finish Supplier This is exactly what Ronnie Young uses: http://www.homesteadfinishingproducts.com/htdocs/eamaple.htm This is also a source for excellent dyes and finishing products.
Ronnie Young info on finishing schedule:
Finish schedule for Antique Curly Maple, follow these following instructions.
- Sand to 180 or 220 with the last sanding being by hand.
- Dampen the wood surface with a sponge, allow to dry and sand by hand with 180 or 220.
- Using a sponge brush apply a coat of 50% odorless mineral spirits and 50% tung oil or linseed oil. Keep the surface wet for about twenty minutes and wipe dry with paper towels.
- DISPOSE OF THE OILY PAPER TOWELS AT ONCE IN A BUCKET FULL OF WATER. THE OILY TOWELS ARE A FIRE HAZARD!!
- Allow to dry for at least three days in a warm dry environment.
- Lightly sand with fine scotchbrite pad to remove any raised grain.
- For Walnut, Cherry, and Mahogany, apply a 2# or less cut of dewaxed orange shellac.
- Lightly sand with 320 non loading paper.
- Apply several coats of your final finish. Can be lacquer, clear shellac, or varnish. ( I use blonde shellac or ML Campbell “dull” lacquer)
A Woodworker’s Guide to Photography, can be found in Fine Woodworking issue #213, July/ August 2010.
Glue History and useful reference by Lost Art Press Blog
How to estimate wood movement
Books on line
American Furniture in the Met This is an electronic copy that can be downloaded or viewed on line
John Townsend from the MET exhibit in 2007
ChipStone Foundation Collection
Peach State SAPFM has obtained 12 of the 20 volumes of the Chipstone “American Furniture” annual publications. These are considered one of the most authoritative publications on American furniture. We also have the 1983 book on the Chipstone collection of furniture.
More information on this collection is in the “Lending Library” page.