An Apron For Woodcarving Or How To Not Annoy The Person Who Cleans Your House
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I posted on my Instagram yesterday (and above here) a duck my grandfather, Emmett, carved shortly before he died.He trained as a cabinetmaker in high school (at Manual in Louisville), and worked briefly as a woodworker for the L&N Railroad (I have his railroad hatchet) before World War II intervened.
He joined the Army Air Corps and served in Europe.After the war, he became a jewelry salesman (I'm sure he sold other stuff, but I remember in particular the many Speidel flexible watch bands in my grandparents' home…and I still have a few tucked away).
Anyway, he never went back to woodworking as a vocation, but enjoyed making furniture and other wooden stuff for the house, and for his children and grandchildren.Though I think most of his training was with hand tools, he wholly embraced the advent of affordable woodworking machines for the home shop, as did so many others in the 1950s and 1960s.
But his shop was really small, which limited the number of machines he could have - but he loved his Shopmith, and turned out a lot of work using it.But as my grandfather neared the end of his life, he was unable to be on his...