Archives: woodworking

Clare Hollingsworth’s ‘scoop’ of the century, William Styron’s ‘mistakes,’ the Temptations, and reader reaction: newsletter, May 8, 2020

May 10, 2020 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: newsletter, watercolor, Women writers and journalists, woodworking, writers, writing.

This newsletter was sent to everyone on Jim’s email list (2,5xx) on Friday, May 8, 2020.   {% endif %}One of the most enjoyable things about woodworking — besides completing a project itself — is something I had never really articulated before this week. I was watching one of Steve Ramsey‘s YouTube videos, and he managed • Read More »

Second cedar chest of the season

October 10, 2016 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: woodworking.

This is my second cedar chest of the year. This one is smaller (33x23x15) than the first that I completed in August, and the joinery is different. I used three-inch wide planks of cedar and put them together so that they made finger joints at each corner. But like the first cedar chest, the wood • Read More »

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Swag for the Front Page Follies, 2016, part 2

June 2, 2016 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: journalism, woodworking.

The desk set, consisting of a pen, letter opener and magnifying glass, were all turned from wood from a wild cherry tree that once stood on Chilhowee Mountain in Blount County. It’s another of my contributions to the silent auction for the Front Page Follies, which is happening in a couple of weeks. The presentation box • Read More »

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Swag for the Front Page Follies, 2016, part 1

May 31, 2016 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: journalism, watercolor, woodworking.

The Front Page Follies is happening in a couple of weeks, and I am donating a couple of items to the silent auction. One is this watercolor, Cades Cove in winter, which I completed this week. The Front Page Follies is the annual musical revue and roast of politicians and events from the previous year. • Read More »

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