Author Archives: Brian Brazil

Blackboard Tap List

Whenever friends come over, one of the first questions¬†that’s invariably asked is “What’s on tap?” (sometimes it even comes before hello!). I’ve been brewing my own beer on and off since I graduated college. It started out as a¬†way to … Continue reading

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Shootin’ up

After screwing up several aspects of the last moulding I shot, I thought I’d redo it. And I remembered to document it this time! This time, I had the advantage of being able to trace the previous moulding, rather than … Continue reading

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A little hooker

I recently moved into a new office space with a new desk, which is really the first permanent location I’ve had in about 8 months. Now that I have a permanent home, I thought my headphones deserved the same. And … Continue reading

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This is so awesome!

I was sorting through my walnut stash for the stiles and rails for the bottom case and the frame and panel door for the bottom case when I noticed this piece. The grain is a bit funky for a frame … Continue reading

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Book matching

I saw this awesome figure and decided I had to use it to make a panel. Of course, it’s only 6 or so inches wide and I didn’t have my board stretcher with me, so I knew I had to … Continue reading

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The Three Amigos

A grandfather clock is basically three boxes stacked on top of each other, right? So I must be done!  Okay, well the (for lack of a technical term) bottom box still needs a face frame and a door and some moulding … Continue reading

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A Big Front Door

When I saw the cathedral pattern on this board, I knew I needed to use it as a solid door on the front of the case.  After looking through my collection of grandfather clock photographs (what do you mean you … Continue reading

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