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August 2009


Unplugged Summer Part Three

sawing timber 1

With the dovetails dry fit I’ll take some of my scrap wood and try to get a sense of the weight and dimension the stand should be for the piece. I want things to be slight and skinny, with a modern sensibility about it. The…


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BAD AXE

bad axe 3

  Every once in awhile a new hand tool comes along and changes the way you work. Yes, that’s usually due to superior manufacturing and flawless attention to detail but every now and then someone steps things up a notch and not only brings the…


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The Unplugged Summer Part Two

bench stop 2

Drilling holes in a perfectly fine bench top can be as scary as you make it; I’ve been using this style bench at my shop in Toronto and have come to find I’m much more comfortable hand planing stock with it sitting freely on the…


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The Unplugged Summer

summer shop bench room

Back in the city after an incredible summer out on the coast. I’m really quite excited to be getting back to work on the heritage door project but before I do I thought I’d share a little slice of the past seven weeks at home…


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SUMMER CRAWLS…

saws 003

  Offcuts of Khaya from the boat building days welcomed me home to my shop on the coast. I left the city behind, those garbage-strike-dogs-days of summer… Timing you know, really is everything. What better time or place to unwind and decompress from the year…


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