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The Elliptical Journey: Re-tracing the Origins of Federal Paterae

The intent of this article is to discuss the classical history and subsequent evolution, of inlaid oval decorative details of the Federal period in an effort to better define them. In the absence of any such resource, I have sought to re-create the patera's journey from the arcane to the sublime, from the tool of pagan ritual to Federal focal point.

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New Life for a Badlam Side Chair

In this article, I describe the restoration work I did on a side chair that was made by Stephen Badlam (1751-1815) of Dorchester, MA. The article originally appeared in Vol. 5 of American Period Furniture, journal of the Society of American Period Furniture Makers.

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Making a Sand-shaded Fan

Hot sand has been used for centuries to create the illusion of shading on two-dimensional work. This article shows one way to do it. The article originally appeared in Vol. 3 (2003) of American Period Furniture, Journal of the Society of American Period Furniture Makers.

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Carving Lessons from Salem: The Work of Samuel McIntire

I wrote this article after attending The Art of Woodcarving in America, a symposium hosted by the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem MA in 2007. The symposium coincided with an exhibit on Salem's native son, Samuel McIntire.

This article originally appeared in the June 2008 issue of WOODWORK Magazine, no longer in print but owned by F&W Publications.

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Construct a Crossetted Frame

Square and rectangular openings have been adorned with crossetted treatments for hundreds of years. In this article, I explain how to make a crossetted picture frame.

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