New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - The Wind in the Willows

By Al R. Young The The Wind in the Willows issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - Out Of The Warm Parlor (2 pages)Sewing - Comforters For The Wild Wood (1 page)Kitchen - Moles And Hedgehogs To Bake (1 page)Music - Carols Under Lamplit Windows (2 pages)Garden - For The Birds Who "Stop On" (2 pages)Workshops - A Mole End Fireplace (2 pages)Lead - Christmas At Mole End (1 page)Studio - Ratty's River: A Window Onto Time (1 page)Garret - Simple Courage (4 pages)The Wind in the Willows is the 19th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 3 No. 1, 2002, News, The Storybook Home Journal issues


Tools, Supplies & Operations: Chop table

By Al R. Young Ideas, presented in the Newsroom, concerning housing, mounting, and accessorizing power tools are not certified in any way as being safe.  Before doing anything of this kind--whether or not it involves implementing any of these ideas--consult whatever authoritative sources you need to for the purpose of satisfying yourself that whatever you might choose to do in such regard is safe. The chop table along the east wall of the shop is 18 ft. 8 in. long and 32.5 in. deep.  The surface is made of 0... Read more »

Tags: 2002, Tools supplies and operations


Tools, Supplies & Operations: Trebuchet

By Al R. Young The large tool caddy (trebuchet or catapult) in the shop houses most of our hand tools.  The sloping shelves are used either as shelves on which tools are placed directly, or platforms on which wooden boxes (partitioned for specific tools) present their contents ready-to-hand for retrieval without the necessity of rummaging for them.  Each sloping shelf is, of course, outfitted with a lip.
We try to ensure that:
Every tool has a place to live whether that place is a slot of its own or whether it shares its space with other tools... Read more »

Tags: 2002, Tools supplies and operations


New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - Daddy-Long-Legs

By Al R. Young The Daddy-Long-Legs issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - To Dream At A Window (2 pages)Sewing - Engaged For The Evening (1 page)Kitchen - A Piece Of Dough For The Children (1 page)Music - The Dazzle Of The Theater (1 page)Garden - Garden Orphans (3 pages)Workshops - Write Anywhere: Lap Desks (2 pages)Lead - A Lot Of Little Happinesses: Daddy Long-legs (1 page)Studio - Gifts Of Morn (1 page)Garret - When Things Don't Go As Planned (4 pages)Daddy-Long-Legs is the 18th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 2 No. 6, 2002, News, The Storybook Home Journal issues


Tools, Supplies & Operations: Ceiling tracks and storage

By Al R. Young One of the earliest things we did to the shop was to add ceiling tracks.  The tracks are 1x3s attached to the ceiling by brackets, providing 3 in. of space between the top of the rail and the ceiling.  The tracks have been used for lighting, a place to clamp things during projects, and for storage of such things as studio equipment, frames, and sheets of insulation.

The ceiling has also been used to store bicycles, signage, and scaffolding.... Read more »

Tags: 2002, Tools supplies and operations


New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - Heidi

By Al R. Young The Heidi issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - Finishing With A Flourish (1 page)Sewing - All Kinds Of Handwork (2 pages)Kitchen - Dinner On The Alm: Raclette (2 pages)Music - Light In My Heart (3 pages)Garden - Heidi's Wildflower Meadow (1 page)Workshops - Chalet Shutters For Interiors (2 pages)Lead - Heidi: "A Fit Companion" (1 page)Studio - Wald Kirche: Soul And Sky (1 page)Garret - At Grandad's House (3 pages)Heidi is the 17th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 2 No. 5, 2002, News, The Storybook Home Journal issues


New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - Tom Sawyer

By Al R. Young The Tom Sawyer issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - The Charm Of Aunt Polly's Pantry (1 page)Kitchen - Making Crawdads and Turtles (1 page)Music - On Everyone's Lips: Broadside Ballads (1 page)Garden - The Fence "Right On The Street" (1 page)Workshops - Creating Your Own Picket Fence (2 pages)Lead - Tom Sawyer: "Delicious Expeditions" (1 page)Glass - Flowers In Their Hair (2 pages)Studio - Haven: A Father's Legacy (3 pages)Garret - A Boy's Heart (4 pages)Tom Sawyer is the 16th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 2 No. 4, 2002, News, The Storybook Home Journal issues


Victoria Magazine features five of Al's signed lithographs

By Al R. Young The Belles Lettres section of the June 2002 issue of Victoria Magazine, published by the Hearst Corporation, featured Al Young Studios and five of Al's signed and numbered lithographs from the Studios' Limited Edition Fine Art Collection.... Read more »

Tags: Narcissus on beige paper, July, Columbine, Black-eyed Susan, Perdita, 3rd-party Publications, 2002, News


New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - The Railway Children

By Al R. Young The The Railway Children issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - Desks For Writing In Style (1 page)Sewing - Handkerchiefs For Sending Love (3 pages)Kitchen - How To Make Birthday Bun-nies (1 page)Music - A Lyrical Visit To Three Chimneys (2 pages)Garden - Creating A Dooryard Garden (1 page)Workshops - Making A Headboard-Settle (2 pages)Lead - The Railway Children: Fortunate Magic (1 page)Studio - How To Frame Prints, part 2 (1 page)Garret - The House Itself (4 pages)The Railway Children is the 15th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 2 No. 3, 2002, News, The Storybook Home Journal issues


New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - Shakespeare

By Al R. Young The Shakespeare issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - "Brief Candles" To Warm The Heart (1 page)Kitchen - Blackfriars Manchets (1 page)Music - Music Like A Gentle Rain (3 pages)Garden - Perdita's Cutting Garden (1 page)Workshops - Magic In The Very Walls (2 pages)Lead - Shakespeare: Taffeta Phrases and Silken Terms (1 page)Glass - Tresses Fit For The Globe (2 pages)Studio - How To Frame Prints, part 1 (1 page)Garret - A Prayer Within (4 pages)Shakespeare is the 14th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 2 No. 2, 2002, News, The Storybook Home Journal issues