Jeff Miller

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Make a Chair That Rocks

A little geometry and a simple prototype ensure a pleasant ride.By Jeff Miller Pages: 48-51From the October 2011 issue #192 Buy the issue nowI recently set out to design and build a new rocking chair. I’ve designed and built a handful of rockers, but my past efforts didn’t rock as well as I...

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Jeff Miller’s Incredible Tenon Jig

During the Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event in our shop this spring, furniture maker Jeff Miller came over to my bench and started asking questions about the Wenzloff & Sons no-set backsaw I had hanging over my bench. To demonstrate the saw’s superpowers, I cut a tenon with the saw. The amazing thing about the...

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Lie-Nielsen Show in our Office: April 15-16

Forget tax day. Or better yet, we recommend you spend your hard-earned tax refund at the free April 15-16 Lie-Nielsen Toolworks show in our offices here in Cincinnati, Ohio. As usual, we pull out all the stops for this show. And by that, I mean yes, Megan has called to get Roy’s Taco Patrol...

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988 Chair

Exploring the tension between comfort and seeming discomfort. By Jeff Miller Pages: 38-39 From the February 2010 issue #181 Buy this issue now Nine hundred eighty-eight screws don’t ordinarily find their way into a typical chair. But this chair was something quite different from my usual effort. The idea for the chair arose out...