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September 2009


Updates and Appreciation

door update 3

  I want to start off with a big THANK YOU to everybody that has pre-ordered a copy of Made by Hand:Furniture Projects from the Unplugged Woodshop; the response and positive feedback has really made my week and I wanted to say again how much…


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A first look Inside Made by Hand:

intro pages

The following images are excerpts from my new book. The introduction as well as a sneak peak at three of the six ‘furniture project chapters’. The book also features five more plans for workbench appliances; a shooting board, bench hook, miter hook, winding sticks and…


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Krenov

krenov

I’m saddened to write that James Krenov passed away this week at the age of 88. “When we discover what wonderful things our eyes and hands are as they seek fine lines and use sharp tools, when we listen to wood and not just use…


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Wood Moves

trestle wood movement 2

Two years ago I built a trestle table for our home and I incorporated bread board ends into the design. When building with bread board ends it’s vital for the main cross grain surface to be able to expand and contract, moving freely within the…


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Unplugged Summer Part Four (and final)

feet 16

  The stock for the feet is cut and planned flat, I left them slightly long so I would have the option of trimming back later. The stock is also left square until I chop the mortises and on this day, is where I began…


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