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February 2008


When East meets West

two planes

These days, when you open up your favorite Woodworking Magazines you see an incredible amount of hand tools coming back into style by manufacturers from literally all over the world. While this indeed is a good thing for hand tool users and collectors, the amount…


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Kitchen Cabinet Update

pantry cupboards

Well, slowly but surely the Cherry kitchen cabinets are coming along quite nicely. This past weekend I’ve been working on a few ways to add some extra storage space to a relatively small foot print. These additions are common in modern kitchen design but I’ve…


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The Days are Getting Longer…

out the shop window

This mornings 5 a.m. wake up call came as it always does; alarm clock tearing through my semi-unconscious state, lying there thinking “Do I really have to go out to work this morning”? Working alone and being ones own boss surely has it’s advantages, but…


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Cherry and Maple Side Table

shaker side table

Reflecting the Shaker influence but displaying an original modern interpretation, this side table will complement any decor. Made from solid Cherry and Birds Eye Maple it features hand cut joinery that will last for generations. This design is closely based on one by Garrett Hack…


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Making a Pull-Out Shelf Tray

shelf tray 8

This Arts and Crafts Style kitchen I’m building has a lot of great design features. One small detail is in the interior of the door cabinets. Instead of having a shelf which you have to bend down and reach into to access the interior, this…


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VERITAS® Detail Chisels

chisels

I first purchased the set of five Detail Chisels from Lee Valley Tools a little over a year ago and can say I’ve used them on an almost daily basis ever since. My first impression when they arrived via Mail-order was the size. They’re small,…


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Kitchen Cabinets in Cherry

cherry kitchen cabinets

I was recently commisioned to build a full set of cabinets for a kitchen in an older Arts and Crafts Style Bungalow. This is a large project that I’ll document here as it develops. The first step was going to the home, discussing design elements,…


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