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November 2011


2B or not 2B

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Remember you’re grade school teachers saying you’d get lead poisoning if you didn’t keep your pencil out of your mouth? Well, they lied. In 1564 an enormous deposit of graphite was discovered in Borrowdale, England and pencils have been made from this non-toxic material ever…


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‘Tis the Season…

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“Well it’s beginning to look a lot like…” Hey folks, the 2011 Lee Valley Tools Christmas Catalog arrived in the mail today. ; ) How time flies while you’re working wood! This year it’s full of great gift ideas for the wood worker on your…


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True ‘Half Blind’ Dovetails

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I was over visiting the LumberJocks website this evening where I’ve been a proud member now for the past four years. Seems I never find the time these days to browse around the forums but tonight I stopped in for a little while and I’m…


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and so it begins…

Publishing Deal

It’s November 10th, 2011 and I have some exciting news to share. I’m happy to say I just signed a new publishing deal with none other than the Taunton Press. The company that brings us Fine Woodworking Magazine, Fine Home building, Fine Gardening and Fine…


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Lee Valley on You Tube

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Hey folks, sorry I’ve been under the radar as of late but things around the wood shop are as busy as ever. Classes have been taking up most of my time and I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and teaching a wide range of students…


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