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Put it on the Page

Put it on the page.

  Do you wish you met the goals you made for yourself more often? Would you like to stay motivated in order to do so? Do you want to finish every project you begin? Then put it on the page.     It isn’t magic…


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The Good News and the Bad

  Here we are, already the middle of October. I suppose with the title of this post, it may have you wondering- well, don’t worry… I’m being a little mellow-dramatic. So being from the East Coast, I’ll keep the tradition alive and start with the…


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A Card Catalogue – Part Fourteen

The stand complete after cross stretchers were added.

  Moving along with part fourteen of the Card Catalogue series- in this video, the stand is glued using hot hide glue. I began with the short ends of the stand/frame, and allowed them to dry overnight. Once the glue was fully cured, I added…


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The Initiative

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  Initiative. Funny thing initiative… No one can give it to you, you have to take it. There are a million books, and websites, and YouTube channels that will show you how- I want to show you why.    ( Tweet that )   Come…


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A Card Catalogue – Part Thirteen

The Cabinet Stand.

  Lucky thirteen…that’s where we’re at. Part thirteen in the Card Catalogue series and we’re moving onto the cabinet stand. I enjoy building stands for cabinets, and it’s easy to open your favorite James Krenov book and find so many inspiring examples~ Just follow the…


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A Spanish Kerfing Plane

Spanish Kerfing Plane

  I received a letter from a reader in Spain yesterday, who recently finished making a Kerfing Plane for himself. Following the plans from my last book, The Unplugged Woodshop, he made an adjustable fence version, but came up with a way to get around…


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The Minimalist Woodworker

The Minimalist Woodworker

  So, I have a friend I met about 6 years ago- he’s a veteran of the Canadian Army and I met him when he used to be the editor of Canadian Woodworking Magazine. He studied at Rosewood Studio in Perth, Ontario and then went…


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Go and Build One…

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  We’re all after ‘the good life‘. We all want health and happiness. We’d all like to live in a world where we’re happy and free. But many of us accept something much less than what we really want. Why is that ? We’re all…


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A Card Catalogue – Part Twelve

Small Plow Plane Conversion Kit.

  In the last video post, I used my Veritas Small plow plane to create a series of grooves while making the moldings for the Card Catalogue. What I didn’t show you was the conversion kit that enables this tool to cut wide grooves.  …


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and……….GO!

an unplugged life

  Well I may have a few more grey whiskers today, but the good news is the new website is up and running- ( see for yourself right here! ) Episode one is live with episode two close on it’s way. I’m excited to share…


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Almost There…

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  Hi folks, I often hear people say that starting a new website, or changing over a new platform is never easy. Well, I’m here to confirm that again!     We’re having some issues with the new website and I’m trying to find someone…


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The 5 Steps for Success

the 5 Steps for Success

  Over this past weekend, while I was attending the WOODWORKS CONFERENCE in Perth, Ontario, I gave a 60 minute talk titled ‘The Journey is the Destination‘. It showed the delegates five simple skills, anyone can practice at home, that will help elevate their chances…


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A Card Catalogue – Part Eleven

Philly plane and walnut molding.

  Part eleven of the card catalogue finally gets into the moldings- I say finally because making moldings must mean we’re getting close to the finish line right? Well actually, no. Not so much. This is eleven of twenty so we still have a ways…


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Eat, Sleep and be Merry

Finally meeting an old friend face to face.

  Eat, sleep and be merry- painfully simple, painfully true. This is the cure all- the secret sauce, the magic.   Eat a healthy diet, get enough quality sleep every night, and smile often. Do those three things and your quality of life will increase…


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