‘…in the weeds of october, this ‘ol scarecrow gettin’ slower. been a real busy summer, think we’ll push a little further down…’ Weeds of October-2010 Those are the first two lines from a song I wrote about three weeks ago, a fitting analogy…at least it was on that day ! october went a little like […]
the 29th of september-
just like that eh?
well, things have been absolutely over the top since arriving back in Toronto !
bob dylan wrote that in 1965…this piece has nothing to do with that song and no, this isn’t bob dylans cabinet. war-drōbe
A few weeks ago I watched this incredible video on the Fine Woodworking site showing a wood turner in Morocco using his feet and a bow to turn a chess piece. It was a pretty unique method to say the least. I noticed the video pop up again on a few other wood working sites […]
I’m happy to share these dates with you for the coming Lie Nielsen Toolworks Hand Tool Event happening in Canada. Some dates and locations are still not settled but you can find out more information at Lie Nielsen Toolworks. I’ll be attending the events scheduled at the end of May at Exotic Woods out in […]
in like a lion and out like a lamb ? we had some light snow the other day- 1st day of spring my arse! dimensioned the stock for the side table- ripping, cross cutting and resawing by hand- lots and lots of wood shavings but the good news is one of my students has a […]
Every week I get an email or two from people asking me where they can purchase Made by Hand-Furniture Projects from the Unplugged Woodshop other than here on my web site. Not everyone enjoys or trusts using Pay-pal and would rather
The Unplugged Woodshop.com is finally a reality. After blogging my way through the last three years on Working Wood, (www.tomfidgen.blogspot.com) I’m extremely pleased to welcome you to my new web site and sincerely hope you enjoy it.
Hey everyone- sorry the posts have been a little slack lately but I’ve been over the top busy with the book shipping and all of the other outside activities a time and space explorer must deal with through the day to day. I’m working on a new series of posts that’ll walk through the building […]
Lee Valley Tools offers a great monthly newsletter that if you currently don’t subscribe to, maybe you should consider. It’s always packed with how-to style articles and has some pretty cool monthly side bar columns like: From the Collection, From the Archive and my favourite, the What is it? column. This area generally features some […]
Well another October came and went without so much as a pandemic -my kids and I lurked about seven blocks on Halloween before they started to burn out. Three steps away from a flu bug we called it a night. A crisp Autumn wind was blowing and the leaves seemed to keep time as they […]
My wife gave me this book as a birthday present a couple of weeks ago and I wanted to let you know about it. If you search Amazon for books on Arts and Crafts then you’d better start building yourself a new library! There are hundreds of books published on the style but this one […]