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A George III Mahogany Cabinet-on-Chest – Part Eight

Staining and polishing furniture in the rain can be frustrating to say the least! Natheless, after much corybantic activity with brush and cloth, the effulgent cabinet-on-chest is completed. “Brass shines as fair to the ignorant as gold to the goldsmiths.” … Continue reading

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Making a Yew Caddy – Part Two

The reproduction arsedine – procured from Optimum Brasses in Devon – is copied directly from eighteenth-century examples and cast in period-correct brass alloy. The paper lining necessitated the underside of the lid to be unobstructed, so I shortened the pommel … Continue reading

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Do these drawers make my arsedine* look big?

Today I am in receipt of the brasses for the walnut side table I’m making. The newly arrived brasses. The handles were ordered from Optimum Brasses and quality wise, they are virtually useable as is, with just a few casting … Continue reading

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