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Hand Saws As promised, today`s post is about hand saws. Just like marking and measuring, I feel there is an assumption that hand saws are easy to use and thus do not warranty time and effort to learn to use them properly and more efficiently….


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The Architect’s Chair

Dimensioning the leg stock after resawing

  Please note: This project is from ‘the cutting room floor’. All of the full scale images from the original files were lost, making the case easier to delete this project from The Unplugged Woodshop book. I still have the original text, but none of…


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Teaching the Questions?

Smoothing the Maple Leaf Forever

    By the time you read this, I’ll be teaching a group a students about the fundamentals of hand tools. A little sawing, a little planing and a little smoothing… Hopefully inspiring them to continue down a path of creative work using their hands…


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Pennsylvania Spice Cabinet

Dovetail marking

  After last week’s rant about using dividers to avoid numbers, I thought I would take a picture of the marking and measuring tools that I have laying around my shop.     A full set of draftsman’s curves.  (A French curve would be very…


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A Sawyer’s Bench in California

Bella's Seal of Approval

  I received a wonderful letter from a reader in Northern California yesterday and wanted to share it with you. Jonathan recently completed a saw bench for himself following the plans in my book, The Unplugged Woodshop. He sent some great photos along as well….


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Ichi-go Ichi-e

02 of 10. UW 2015

  “Once in a lifetime…”     Ichi-go ichi-e is a Japanese idiom that describes a concept of treasuring the meetings we have with people. The term roughly translates to, ‘never again’, ‘for this time only’ or ‘once in a lifetime.’ The concept describes treating…


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Pennsylvania Spice Cabinet

dividers

  As I stated in the last post, we would be looking further into 3 hand tool fundamentals in this series: Marking and measuring Sawing Chiseling Today I want to talk a little about marking and measuring. Specifically, using dividers.     The more I…


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A Lying Press in Oklahoma City

EndCaps

  I received a letter from Jeff this past week and wanted to share it with you. Jeff recently made a Lying Press ( Moxon style vice ) for himself and followed the plans in my book, The Unplugged Woodshop. He used some interesting wood…


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Here’s an Idea…

The Kerfing Plane was a good idea. Acting on it was even better.

  Good ideas… they’re a bit like fingers and toes, everyone has them.     All joking aside, how many good ideas do you have in the run of a day? How many great ideas? Here’s the rub- How many of those ideas do you…


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The Bridle Kerfing Plane

bridle kerfing plane

All tools are made to order, one at a time, here at The Unplugged Woodshop.

Each model will be numbered, stamped with the UW logo,

and comes with a signed and dated, Certificate of Authenticity.

These hand tools are all Limited Editions and built to the highest possible standards using

the best materials available.


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Pennsylvania style Spice Cabinet – Part One

007

  Hello, and welcome to a build series of a Pennsylvania style Spice Cabinet. When I first saw this article by Glen Huey and building a double arch door spice cabinet, I knew that I would be making one. It took me awhile to get…


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New Hardware from Bad Axe

Frame Saw Hardware Kits from Bad Axe Tool Works

  Hey folks, just a quick update to let you know about some exciting news. First off, Mark Harrell of Bad Axe Tool Works sent me an email yesterday, to let me know he’s now offering Frame Saw Hardware Kits.     Here’s what Mark…


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The Architect’s…….chair ?

Frank Lloyd Wright working at drafting table.

“Form follows function – that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.” – Frank Lloyd Wright No sooner did I complete the work on my architect’s table, back in the winter of 2010; I realized it needed a chair to go with it. Not just any chair, but a chair with an adjustable height.


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Flow

01 of 10 - The Bridle Kerfing Plane 2015

  This is the stuff that sticks- this is where we all want to be- in the zone, a state of flow. How do we get there? Well it certainly isn’t magic- and it sure doesn’t happen by accident.     The zone is a…


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