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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…


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.


38 days, or was it 38 ways ?


38 days of winter to go ?

c’mon, that’s nothing.

we’ve got it licked- spring’ll be here before you know it…

just-a-saunterin’ back through the inner city slumber … sure i get it,

some mornings feel like those halloween eyes and cracker jacks winkin’~


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.