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In and Around the Woodshop


Unplugged in the Yukon

Totem in White Horse

  “This is the law of the Yukon, that only the strong shall thrive; that surely the weak shall perish, and only the fit survive.”                                           …


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A Lying Press in Oklahoma City

EndCaps

  I received a letter from Jeff this past week and wanted to share it with you. Jeff recently made a Lying Press ( Moxon style vice ) for himself and followed the plans in my book, The Unplugged Woodshop. He used some interesting wood…


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The Bridle Kerfing Plane

bridle kerfing plane

All tools are made to order, one at a time, here at The Unplugged Woodshop.

Each model will be numbered, stamped with the UW logo,

and comes with a signed and dated, Certificate of Authenticity.

These hand tools are all Limited Editions and built to the highest possible standards using

the best materials available.


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New Hardware from Bad Axe

Frame Saw Hardware Kits from Bad Axe Tool Works

  Hey folks, just a quick update to let you know about some exciting news. First off, Mark Harrell of Bad Axe Tool Works sent me an email yesterday, to let me know he’s now offering Frame Saw Hardware Kits.     Here’s what Mark…


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Rosewood in April

tom.walnut-cabinet

  I’m happy to say I’ll be back at Rosewood Studio, in Perth, Ontario from April 27th to May 2nd 2015. It Starts with a Box~ 6 days to create your masterpiece using only hand tools. Here are some details: Starting with dimensioned stock, students…


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Learning to Crawl

pith side..

  A few weeks ago, I had a local couple come by my woodshop for a private class- one of them decided to write a blog post about his unplugged experience and I thought I’d share it with you. Thanks again Anthony~ we’ll catch up…


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An Unplugged Life – 2015

unplugged life

   Click here to visit An Unplugged Life.com     It’s already the second week of 2015-                      how are those resolutions going?   Are you staying motivated? Getting inspired? Finding time in the wood shop? Working wood? Developing your skills? Practicing techniques?   If…


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Meet me in the Valley

The fundamentals of hand tools

  Hey folks, if you’re in, or around the Toronto area on January 3rd, ( next Saturday ) I’ll be teaching a seminar at the Lee Valley Tools Store in Vaughan, Ontario.     Here are the details:   Fundamentals of Hand Tools 4 hours…


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Happy Holidays

UW Holiday greeting

All the best to you and yours in 2015.


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The Gift of Music

Human by Trade - 1998

  With the Holiday Season upon us, I’m happy to say that my first two solo albums are now available  on iTunes. If you’re a fan of my videos, and more importantly, the music in my videos- well now you can download it all and…


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Do You Wanna Make some Hand Tools?

KU234_01_K_WE_8

  If you’d like to make some hand tools, specifically designed for shop sawn veneer, then join me for a week in June, at DICTUM GmbH Woodworking School in Munich, Germany. I’ll be teaching two classes over the run of a week.     In…


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A Saw Bench Down Under

Saw Bench top with fence

  I received a letter yesterday from Salko in Australia yesterday, he just finished making himself a Sawyer’s Bench following the plans in my book – The Unplugged Woodshop. Really great job on the saw bench Salko- Hope you find it useful in your work…


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The Good News and the Bad

  Here we are, already the middle of October. I suppose with the title of this post, it may have you wondering- well, don’t worry… I’m being a little mellow-dramatic. So being from the East Coast, I’ll keep the tradition alive and start with the…


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The Minimalist Woodworker

The Minimalist Woodworker

  So, I have a friend I met about 6 years ago- he’s a veteran of the Canadian Army and I met him when he used to be the editor of Canadian Woodworking Magazine. He studied at Rosewood Studio in Perth, Ontario and then went…


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