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February 2012


Mitre Shooting Board

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Its been a very busy week here in the wood shop. Some shop made tools were at the top of my list both new book projects as well as a few made out of necessity. A furniture project that incorporates a mitered box with splines…


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American Pattern

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In the Autumn of 1949, a pattern maker named Ashley Iles began making and selling tools in a small workshop in Sheffield, England. Today, the family run business is still making and selling finely crafted tools in a factory now located in Lincolnshire. I had…


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There must be something in the water

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I recently volunteered on my sons Grade 2 class visit to the ROM and a funny thing happened. The ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) is a spectacular way to spend a day if you’re ever in Toronto. The big-draw no doubt are the dinosaur displays but…


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Ain’t no Feathers…

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I just received an email from Greg in Glastonbury, CT. He just finished the second project from Made by Hand, the dovetailed wall shelf. Here is his letter and some pics. Great job Greg! And thanks again for sharing~; )          …


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