NEW FROM LEE VALLEY TOOLS Do you keep a 6″ inch metal rule close at hand while in the wood shop? I do, every minute. There’s one in my tool tray, one in my apron pocket, another one over on the sharpening bench for the Charlesworth ‘Ruler Trick’. Point is I have more than one […]
I’ll be fascinated to see how all your shop changes materialise in time, new bench and tools etc, good to hear.
On my own front I’ve been making a few visits in the Cotswold hills and villages to a selection of furniture makers, one particular being Waywood Furniture…
Most of the woodworkers I meet know how to play a musical instrument.
From string to wind and wind to wood, what ever.
Point is most woodworkers seem to naturally have or gain through repetition, a sense of rhythm while we work with hand tools, we’re musical even if we don’t actually play instruments.
Not so long ago I took apart my bow saw to transport it and when I reassembled it and put tension back on –
always right in the middle of a project.
Well, I better fix it.
It went something like this.
so much happening around the woodshop i need to catch up in a later, longer entry but for now I finally got a shot of a piece i made in october..ish..november?? all a blurr now-the war drobe is doing well on the 5th floor of their inner city condo…
I was invited to speak at the Ottawa Woodworkers Association annual event this past weekend and had an inspiring time to say the least. Let me start by saying thanks again to all of the members who were able to attend and a big shout out to Vic Tesolin for the invitation as well as […]
it’s been pretty busy around the wood shop and i’m getting closer and closer to some new projects i’m looking forward to sharing with everyone –
something soon i hope !
from saw benches to wood classes, magazine articles and new CD promotion followed with another wave of wood classes and magazine articles and new…
I received a letter from Dave in Whitehorse, YT asking me about the 5 drawer side table you’ll find a few photos of in the Gallery section of Made by Hand.
The table design is kind of a ‘country-cousin’ of one by Garrett Hack with the most obvious difference being the…
I’m happy to let you know about the 2011, WOODWORKS Conference by the Ottawa Woodworkers Association on Saturday, April 9th in Ottawa, ON. It’ll be at Louis Riel High School, LOCATED AT 1655 Bearbrook Rd, in Ottawa. Registration is on April 8th from 6-8pm and the Conference starts at 9am on Saturday the 9th and […]
38 days of winter to go ?
c’mon, that’s nothing.
we’ve got it licked- spring’ll be here before you know it…
just-a-saunterin’ back through the inner city slumber … sure i get it,
some mornings feel like those halloween eyes and cracker jacks winkin’~
This is an article by Mark Harrell posted on the Bad Axe Tool Works website. I thought it worth while to re-print it here ( with Marks permission ) because it answers a whole slew of questions on hand saw decisions, sharpening techniques and terminologies.
I had a few inquiries about when and where you can get ‘a boy called fish’ in CD format. Good news is they’re finally in and if you’d like to order a copy then you can do so here. Just click the paypal button below and off we go- a CD will be in the […]
Well here we are, almost at the end of January. If you were wondering why the blogs have been far and few between these days it’s because I’ve been very busy working on my new album, ‘a boy called fish’. Here’s a press release I’d like to share with you- tom fidgen a boy called […]
My name is Tyler Lancaster, I received your book “Made by Hand” last month for my birthday and I have had the chance to read it. I just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to write it, I truly enjoyed it and have drawn great inspiration from it.