Month: March 2010

Where the Krenov sings…

  Where the Krenov sings, it must be spring – The wooden throat waving these less-than-paper–in-thickness curls of soft maple. Almost dancing, the tiny, transparent ribbons – an origami sway you might say… “Well it’s not always like that… ’the throat can be a cranky ‘ol bitch on some mornings! “ Here in my wood shop, the Krenov smoother is ‘singing again’ for anyone listening. A little winter-hibernation and now it’s seems to be ‘set for another season’. Those humid summer months be here before you know it- just a few quick blinks between the drought and the flood....

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Hand Tool Events Confirmed

I’m happy to share these dates with you for the coming Lie Nielsen Toolworks Hand Tool Event happening in Canada. Some dates and locations are still not settled but you can find out more information at Lie Nielsen Toolworks. I’ll be attending the events scheduled at the end of May at Exotic Woods out in Burlington and will have some copies of my book with me for sale as well. I hope you can make it out and say hello, it should prove to be a great day surrounded by lots of beautiful wood and some of the finest...

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A Blast from the Past

The new newsletter from Lee Valley Tools is now available and for me it was a nice surprise… The trestle table you may remember seeing buried under the heavy oak timbers while I worked my way through the  exterior heritage door project last year or perhaps from the ‘habinet’ that is currently being assembled and detailed on top of this mahogany monolith and the solid wooden slab where I’m sitting now as I write this post- our dining room table…a trestle style table I built before we moved to the city from Cape Breton. I submitted this article two...

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House Cleaning

Just a bit of house keeping I wanted to take care of… especially for readers who never journey past the first page– a little bit of Spring cleaning perhaps? First off is in the Readers Gallery We have a new project from Chris Paluch in Chicago. Chris built a version of  ‘Skinny Legs and all….’ the small side table, project 3 from my book and was kind enough to share a couple of shots. Click on through to have a look… Nice job on the table Chris and thanks again for sharing these photos ! Second item on the...

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FRame to FRame

in like a lion and out like a lamb ? we had some light snow the other day- 1st day of spring my arse! dimensioned the stock for the side table- ripping, cross cutting and resawing by hand- lots and lots of wood shavings but the good news is one of my students has a contact for a local composting area- finally some spring cleaning with 8 or 9  bags of wood shavings over staying their welcome. spring is in the air with the habinet almost ready to install- these final details are always the most difficult ; hardware...

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