Author Archives: Sam

About Sam

Young, good-looking, manly--you get the picture. Novice woodworker with just too much rolling around upstairs to keep to myself. Random thoughts, philosophical questions, the occasional flash of insight or just dumb luck that needs to be shared with anyone who cares.

The “Iron Oak Leaf”?

  Well, how do I begin?  This is not sawdust. No matter how much I try, I just can’t get away from the “greasemonkey” side of The Bronze Oak Leaf.  And even when the work is fun, I still get dirty. … Continue reading

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Shop Stools

Okay- dude; I can’t make this stuff up. Another great day in the shop, sitting on my second prototype; and this is the one I think I’ll keep. A brief history of my way of building:  I’ve never reproduced anything … Continue reading

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Shop Tour II

These are the kinds of days I live for. It’s a beautiful, white, and chilly day, and here I am, nestled in my own little wooded corner of the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, where a man’s handshake is as good … Continue reading

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Wasting Wood

  Perish the thought. We don’t waste anything here at the Bronze Oak Leaf. This was a fun little project I conceived when I saw this plank come off the top of a red oak log I was having sawed. … Continue reading

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Woodworking?

WHY I LOVE WOODWORKING By: Sam Rametta Why I love woodworking:  It’s clean. The End. This is one of the “Sundry Other Avocations” you’ve heard tell about. This has been an ongoing project for awhile.  Actually, it was an ongoing project, … Continue reading

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Fool’s Gold. . .

…and color me foolish. Okay, these pics are a little out of order.  I actually built the box, then dug out the soft maple from the lean-to a couple days later. I saw something like this box in a magazine, … Continue reading

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Shop Talk

Well, if there’s one thing I love, it’s talking shop.  I actually keep a blog almost specifically to allow me to talk shop.  I know no one else in close proximity to me that does this kind of woodworking, and sometimes … Continue reading

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