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April 2010


Designing Dovetails

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Dovetail saws… Do you have one? Do you like it? We use them all the time but how much have you really thought about them? The length of the saw plate and the tooth count (teeth/points per inch). The design and the feel of the…


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Two Planes are Better than One

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Two planes are better than one. Well, duh….of course they are! (especially if you have a hand tool ‘problem’  like yours truly?) But seriously, having two planes, in this case two block planes set up at different depths really saves time while working through a…


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X-Skews Me…

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Well, well- look what we have here…a brand new (right handed) skew block plane from Veritas. Now you’re probably thinking ‘not another skewed plane’ or ‘isn’t it the same as the original Stanley 140 or the Lie Nielsen skew block?’ the answer is ‘yes’- and….well- ‘no’.


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Small World

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A few weeks ago I watched this incredible video on the Fine Woodworking site showing a wood turner in Morocco using his feet and a bow to turn a chess piece. It was a pretty unique method to say the least.  I noticed the video…


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Phase Two

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Well here I sit, Monday morning and I’m feeling really good about phase two of the habinet project. I started the construction yesterday after giving two classes on Saturday- a good weekend indeed. The second part of  the project is a large Armoire that’ll stand…


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Made by Hand

Highland Woodworking started out as Highland Hardware in 1978 and for over 30 years they’ve been ‘fanning the flames of interest and excitement in the craft of woodworking…’ In 1980, they began weekend woodworking seminars with names like Tage Frid, Sam Maloof, Roy Underhill and…


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Detail Rabbet Plane

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So my latest project was installed last week and I’m doing a bit of R&D these past few days on stage two of the design but wanted to mention these new little planes being offered by Veritas here in Canada. The Detail Rabbet Planes were…


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Habinet Update

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The Habinet (fold away bed cabinet with maple diner table and rolling side table) was installed this past weekend and I couldn’t have planned a better installation. My good friend Douglas (who you may remember from the earlier post- Inner city Lumber Jacks) and I…


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is it really love ? or only good design…

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nothing subtle about the exploitation of traditional joinery and theories…

blasphemy!

sculpting

attempting

‘creating’

dare I say –

‘working’


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