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June 2011


Bent Laminations and the Path of Least Resistance

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In my last post I made a coopered door for a new cabinet I’m building. The design features two curved doors, the one coopered and the other a bent lamination and mirror image, although taller version of the first. ( coopered on left hand side…


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A Coopered Door

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Thanks for the comments and questions on my last post, the following series will chronicle the process in making a coopered door. This is not the only way to make curved furniture parts and in my next post I’ll show you how I made the…


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Hemlocked

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These reclaimed planks of Hemlock were once part of the Queens Wharf here in Toronto, Ontario. The original structure was built in 1833 and cost then, the town of York about £ 4600. Incredible. Named for Queen Victoria, it stood for generations until quite literally,…


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monday morning

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When your weekend begins in Utopia, ( seriously, have a look for yourself ) and ends in a Fathers day on Sunday, you’ll find that life is good indeed. But man if an extra hour would fall my way this week I’d be grateful. Sometimes…


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A Toolchest from Estonia

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I received a letter from Tõnis Arjus in Estonia this past week and included were these great shots of his new tool chest. I absolutely love what Tõnis did with the design. It looks like he took some of the aesthetic elements of my Cabinetmakers…


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Cross Cuts

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so yeah, the timber… Canadian Salvaged Timber to my own back yard. two cross cuts, no big deal, what? 20 minutes work…make it 35. I wasn’t doing anything anyway. ; ) happy Bang 7 ~ peace out.   Follow @TomFidgen


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TIMBER.

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Inner city lumberjacks? Purveyors of history using wood as their medium? Sure, that sounds about right and will suffice as an introduction for now. I’m sure I’ll be mentioning them more often now that I finally found them and stopped in ! If you frequent…


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