A chest-on-chest that will sell on January 21, 2021 at Sotheby's has been attributed to the Philadelphia cabinetmaker John Folwell (w. 1762-1780) based on the large conjoined initials “JF” inscribed on the top board of the lower case. Top board of the lower section of the chest-on-chest. Photo Sotheby's. The chest may very well be … Continue reading John Folwell Chest-on-Chest
Philadelphia 1769 June 3ᴰ 5ᴴ 4′ 43″
CraftNOW Philadelphia unites the leading institutions, artists and patrons of Philadelphia’s craft community to celebrate the city’s rich legacy of craft, its internationally-recognized contemporary craft scene, and its important role as an incubator for arts based in wood, clay, fiber, metal and glass. For their fall fundraiser that takes place later this month on September … Continue reading Philadelphia 1769 June 3ᴰ 5ᴴ 4′ 43″
The Carver’s Bench Screw
I use carver's screws with most carving projects. I need to hold a carving securely while retaining the option to work on it from various angles. For centuries, the carver's screw has been essential for work that requires modeling and that cannot otherwise be conveniently held by clamps or nails. In the photo above the … Continue reading The Carver’s Bench Screw
Carving seminar in York, Pa
On June 28 and 29 2013 I will be back at the Olde Mill Cabinet Shoppe to teach a carving seminar. From the class description: "The class will provide instruction in learning from the tool, with the goal of gaining an understanding of how simple cuts can provide endless variety. We will gain facility in … Continue reading Carving seminar in York, Pa
The Rittenhouse Orrery and case at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia has been reinstalled on the sixth floor of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center. The sixth floor will re-open to the public in early March 2013.