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Modifying Modern Furniture: Lessons Learned – Part 1

Five years ago I needed a computer desk but was unable to find something suitable in my antique buying travels.  Antique furniture, and desks in particular, are difficult to find in a correct size.  Remember that we are taller/larger today than our recent ancestors, and we are also richer in material...

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Today in History: November 11, 1918

98 years ago today on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the Great War ended.  However, history will one day admit that this was merely a cessation of hostilities until the continuation of the war under Adolph Hitler.

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Wallpapers Galore!

Many of the pictures on this blog tell the story of the process, the “how to”, of making something.  They are illustrative in intent, and I post a rather large version of these pictures so my readers can zoom in and see the details.  The below pictures are examples...

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Chapter 1: The Antiquarian’s Early Years

I thought it might be fun to cover a little of my relevant history for you faithful readers and for my son’s future reading.  What follows in Chapter 1 covers the early years of my antiquarian ways and gives some credit where it’s due.  A lot happened during this era, especially hand...

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Codex of Endeavors

In my post on the four things makers should have, I mentioned that I had a sketchbook to record ideas and plan future projects:  a Codex of Endeavors.  This Codex is a more recent development because, despite what you might think, I wasn’t always this organized.  Originally when ideas hit, I...

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Painting Tips from the Antiquarian

You end up doing a lot of painting when you restore antiques.  Tips and tricks abound, but I thought it might be a good idea to share some basic concepts so my followers can jump start their painting.  I’m going to cover painting cast iron and sheet metal because...

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