The next two pieces I’m building are indeed a stretch outside the norm of what I’ve been doing these past two years here in the wood shop. The first piece is a fold away bed with side table and the folding bed hardware dictates that plywood be used for the carcass construction. The folding mechanism works […]
Archives for January 2010
The wood shop has been busy these past few weeks with magazine articles and private wood working classes to new projects, designs and commissions on the rise.
The Unplugged Woodshop.com is finally a reality. After blogging my way through the last three years on Working Wood, (www.tomfidgen.blogspot.com) I’m extremely pleased to welcome you to my new web site and sincerely hope you enjoy it.
Bad Axe Tool Works– what more can I say? Simply put I find them to be the finest hand saws on the market today. I own an 18″ rip saw and a 16″ cross cut that you know if you’re a regular here I use on a daily basis. I think they’re incredible tools with […]
Of all the skills associated with woodworking and furniture making, there is an argument to be made that woodturning is among the most intuitive and, many would say, the most immediately satisfying
I’m going to make an assumption here- if you read my blog then you’re probably into hand tools and if you’re into hand tools then you’re probably like me and spend some time browsing the Internet looking for things like vintage planes and hand drills, old hand saws, and treadle lathes….basically the cool old tools […]
Last week I finished off my new sharpening bench and I’m quite happy with the results. Before the oil had a chance to dry I was into another project, this time a small wall cabinet for a Christmas gift. I used up the last of my oak offcuts and also incorporated some walnut and Japanese […]
In my last post I finished gluing the bench together so now I’m ready for the drawers and the details. I should apologise for taking so long to post this last article but was waiting for one final element to arrive through the mail to complete the project. The drawers and the details were actually […]