Month: February 2011

wood E

My six year old son Nelson and I completed his project yesterday after my wood class with Rob- ( thanks again for the Cinnamon – Pear preserve !! ) Nelson has been working on ‘ wood-E’ for the past while and finally decided to call him done ! He used my smaller scale back saws to dimension the components as well as cutting joinery. The brace and bit to bore holes and the egg beater for finer parts…last week we made some dowels from oak offcuts driving them down through my dowel plate with the big ‘ol wooden mallet…what...

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Almost Old Street Tools

I had a great class this morning with Dave from Oakville. We chatted about design philosophy and sharpening routines, from hand planes and back to workbench design.

We managed to make some shavings after some sharpening techniques, a bit of sawing and again it was tool talk. A very fine class you might say. So, what could make a good class better? Dave brought along 4 of his wooden bodied Clark and Williams hand planes.

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The Best Saw for You

This is an article by Mark Harrell posted on the Bad Axe Tool Works website. I thought it worth while to re-print it here ( with Marks permission ) because it answers a whole slew of questions on hand saw decisions, sharpening techniques and terminologies.

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