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Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Studio Tour and Stool Design Talk
Studio Tour and Stool Design Talk .......I was pleased to be asked to give a talk about my work and open my studio to the Western Pa Woodworkers Group from Pittsburgh. Enjoyable morning sharing.....
Monday, November 26, 2012
Where do you get your wood ? To answer this FAQ, I have decided to post some photos of the saw mill and a log being cut into boards.From here it is taken and air dried or put into a kiln to dry before it will be ready for use. This is one of many sources i use for wood. I can also be found with chainsaw in hand on my tractor scouring the woods. This Mill is an older Frick Saw Mill and has been in use many years and i enjoy spending time seeing the tree have a second life as furniture.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Main Exhibit Gallery: PCN Tours Segment
Main Exhibit Gallery: PCN Tours Segment: Paul's segment on Pennsylvania Cable Network's "PCN Tours" has been getting a lot of action lately. We're surprised by the number of cal...
Main Exhibit Gallery: Artists Demonstrations Fri & Sat
Main Exhibit Gallery: Artists Demonstrations Fri & Sat: Paul Sirofchuck will demonstrate turning on the wood lathe (Fri and Sat) and Mike Mangiafico will demonstrate glass blowing (Sat only)...
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Great Article on Poplar Culture
The opening reception for "Poplar Culture: The Celebration of a Tree" on May 20 was a successful event for the Wharton Esherick Museum and I was honored to be invited as one of the 45 craftspeople to create a piece for the benefit. The Philadelphia Inquirer recently published a great article on the event, which runs throughout June 10 at Historic Yellow Springs, PA. It includes lots of info on Esherick and the poplar tree that inspired our creations. Here is the link if you want to read on:
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Part 15: "PopArch" Table: The Finished Piece
After painting the arch base black, and spraying a clear lacquer over the poplar and purple heart, the "PopArch" Table is complete. It will be exhibited at Historic Yellow Springs near Valley Forge, PA, as part of a benefit and sale May 20-june 11, 2012, for the Wharton Esherick Museum in Paoli, PA.
Part 14: "PopArch" Table: Hand Planing the Top
Before finishing the table, I'm tapering the underside of the top with hand planes, creating a beveled edge, visually reinforcing the cantilever of the top.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Part 12: "PopArch Table" Refining the Feet
I am cutting, trimming and drilling the stabilizing feet for the base of the table. These are in walnut.
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