Month: June 2010


It’s a gorgeous day in north Oxfordshire, England; the sun dapples my back garden lawn through the honey scents and warm buzzing bees covering an arched Ceanothus in full blue bloom on the way to my shop.

Today is a great day…all is right with the world…

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Backsaws- this is what you need to know!

Last week I received some samples of the new line of Back Saws from Bad Axe Tool Works in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mark sent me two of his new 14″ Sash saws, two of the new 12″ carcase saws as well as ‘The Beast master’ – his new and even larger 18″ rip saw that comes with a thicker saw plate (at .0315) and has a full 5″ under the back.

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the de-construction stages

a quick update –
it was a productive weekend of fitting drawers and finalizing door hardware options..
two more drawers to make today- then tomorrow it’ll be the doors.
a few interesting design options developed – the best part of all of this right?

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