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Foxing In a Framed Work of Art

Climate is of the utmost importance with regard to preserving works of art on paper. Temperature and climate should be maintained as consistently as possible reducing the effects of environmental va ... Read More

Galway Monster

My previous past time was restoreing Irish pine furniture, I dipped most large pieces for days in a tank of water charged with caustic soda. This stuff at times when recharged took only seconds to str ... Read More

Your Indoor House Environment & Wood Movement

Wood absorbs water from the air during high humidity causing it to expand, during low humidity the water evaporates from it contracting it. After a project is finished this process is called movement ... Read More

How To Insure Wood Movement Doesn't Ruin Your Project

I place each species of wood into one of four wood movement categories, they are minute, small, average and great. Woods should be glued {laminated} whether edge to edge, face to face or edge to face ... Read More

What is a Fine Art Print, Anyway?

Traditionally, a print has been a reproduction of an original piece of artwork, usually done by an offset printing process, lithography, or other traditional printing method. With the advent of comput ... Read More

Mistakes Into Design: A Partnership With Wood

In the seventeen years since I began working with wood, my relationship with my medium has evolved considerably. The recent advent of taking on a pair of apprentices has brought the magnitude of this ... Read More

How Woodworking Differs From Other Art Mediums

The art medium of woodworking differs from all other art mediums in numerous ways. In this day and age the woodworker has to be environmentally conscientious because in today?s society the rainforests ... Read More

Choosing the right Table Base.

The question: What can I use as a base for this table top? We get this question here all the time because of wide variety of pieces in the Arkahdia Arts line which are perfect bases, columns, a ... Read More

Royal Doulton

The Origin of the Daulton Company can be traced back more than 200 years to the dawn of the English china trade. In 1815, the widow Martha Jones who had inherited a pottery in Lambeth, took John D ... Read More

The Philosophy of Restoration

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