Skeleton Key Fabrication

Circa 1850 skeleton key replacement

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Cheekwood Valance Conservation and Restoration

Before and after photographs of Cheekwood valance project.

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Chair Restoration: replacing a broken tennon

Photo below shows side rail of a Circa 1875 carved chair after scarfing in a new tenon to replace the one that was broken.

Chair Repair

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Ellis Island Family Heritage Awards

Statue of Liberty Armature by Bartholdi Circa 1875.  Walnut base and gold leaf by Reinhardt Restorations 2016.

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Duncan Phyfe Table Legs Reproduction

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Coffee Table Base

DSC_0302Walnut Base for embellished brass pie crust table top.

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Chair Leg Repair: before and after

downloadIMG_2135Transit related leg damage repaired.

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When a knot is not a not

DSC_0037Many furniture manufacturers will reject or cut out a knot from a board because they see it as a defect.

Others, will see the beauty and put it front and center.

Work continues on the kitchen cabinets.  This is a panel from a drawer.  Air dry Walnut, linseed oil, shellac, wax.

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Statue of Liberty Armature

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October 28, 1886 the Statue of Liberty designed by Frederic Bartholdi and built by Gustave Eiffel was dedicated as a gift to the United States from the people of France.

Sometime around 1915 my Grandfather, Jerome Jacobbi, landed on Ellis Island as an immigrant from Italy and registered to become a United States citizen.

Last week I was commissioned to built a stand for a piece of the original supporting armature that was brought to New York prior to the dedication.  Yes, it was an emotional experience thinking about Grandpa’s first glimpse of the statue, and now I was holding part of what he saw 100 years ago in my hands.

 

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Woodworking books for 2016

51Lb+w3sRtL._SX363_BO1,204,203,200_New to my woodworking library, this book will be a source of inspiration in our library.  For a very long time I been drawn to the simplicity of George Naskashima’s design.  While there are wonderful drawings and excellent photographs, it is the story and philosophy that engaged me in this book.

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