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June 2012


In the Balance

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” The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price has been forgotten.”¬† Benjamin Franklin Well in case you haven’t heard, Veritas has released their new line of Bench Chisels. I first laid my eyes (and hands) on them back in…


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Spring Classes Wrap Up

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Well it’s the middle of June and that means that the Spring Class Session is over. Thanks to all my students who spent some time with me over the last few months in the wood shop. From beginners to experienced, young and old, Mothers, daughters,…


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Teak Legs From Burma

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I was thrilled to receive a letter from a reader in Burma this past week who made a version of my side table – Skinny legs and all… In case you don’t know, Burma is in South East Asia and lies between Bangladesh and Thailand.The…


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A New Review

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I just received the new issue of Wood News Online, the monthly newsletter by Highland Woodworking. I always like reading this newsletter as it’s been full of great information. The new video series, The Highland Woodworker has also been great to watch. Only two episodes…


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Happy Bang-7 Day

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Follow @TomFidgen Related posts: Around the Woodshop Treasures From the Far East Lobster, Butterfly and Dovetail Soup Safety Week 2009 The Day the Music Died…. YARPP powered by AdBistroPowered by


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New Offerings from Veritas

Veritas Small Plow Plane with 1/2-in. cutter and conversion kit installed.

One of my favorite, and most used tools has to be the Small Plow Plane by Veritas. I reach for it on almost every project I make and just recently, Lee Valley has come up with a few new additions to make this already great…


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30 Craft Market

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Hey folks, I just received an email about the 30 Craft Market in Peterborough, Ontario and thought I’d pass it along for any Ontario readers. These are the details- Vendor Call: ¬†Saturday, Dec 1st, 2012. 12 – 5 pm All items must be $30 or…


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