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Extending Your Reach

Extending your reach.

  In the last video post, the Good Dr.’s Medicine Chest part seven, I began by plowing the grooves into the two large panels on the chest. To execute these grooves, I used my Veritas small plow plane If you care to take note, the…


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Six Days in May

Plowing a groove for a drawer bottom.

  Well here we are, almost the end of April and with that, about three weeks before I head to Rosewood Studio, in Perth, Ontario. If you haven’t heard, I’ll be there teaching a six-day course I’ve titled,  “It Starts with a Box“, beginning on…


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It Starts with a Box

It Starts with a Box

  I wanted to post a quick note about some upcoming classes I’ll be teaching in the next few months.   May 12th,  Rosewood Studio in Perth, Ontario. This is a intensive, six day course called – “It starts with a box.”  Students will design…


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Another Year Over

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Happy New Year ! I’m writing this post from the comforts of my bed, the venue where I’ve been battling a wicked flu bug since returning to Canada on new years eve. My family and I missed the ice storms and power outages, here in…


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Kerfing Across the Pond

British Woodworking Magazine

I received the new issue of British Woodworking Magazine today, and was thrilled to find a six page spread, highlighting my kerfing plane design.   They did a great job reproducing this chapter from my new book and making it work in their magazine format….


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Give the Gift

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After the unending barrage of weekend activity, (cyber this and thanks for that) and the looming holiday attack on the senses; I thought it may be a good time to mention the perfect gift for all the wood workers in your life. The Unplugged Woodshop…


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Wednesday Update

Dodies toolchest in use.

Here’s a quick mid-week update for you- First mention is this weeks issue of Woodworkers Journal eZine. They run a column called Today’s Woodworker and I was happy to tell them my story. You can see the full article if you follow the above link….


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6 Ways to Cut a Rabbet

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A reader recently asked which tools he could use to cut a rabbet joint. Truth is, there are many ways to execute this joint. Here are six methods along with his original question: Hi Tom. In my next project I need to make a Rabbet. …


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The Air of September

Funeral chair and birch tree in Cape Breton.

Well- it’s been awhile since I’ve been on ‘the blog‘ but now that summer is over and we’re all settled back into the routine of city living, I’ll have more time to spend here on the site. I know many of you have been asking…


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Speaking of Toolchests…

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Speaking of toolchests,  I’m putting the finishing touches on the one I’ve been working on lately and still have some videos to edit when I can. I’ll try to get the next one posted later this week. Classes have been insanely busy lately and now,…


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In Good Company

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Hey folks- I just found out that the Unplugged Woodshop, along with some other well known wood working blogs, is on the top 101 Handy Sites for Conscientious Wood Use. Nice to be noticed and in such good company. “Our readers have vested interests in…


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Hollow out a little history…

Easy Wood Tools

Speaking of treadle machines, ( DNF-4 ) over the holiday break I found some time between book editing and holiday cheer, to set up my CME Handworks Inc. treadle lathe and it just so happens, I ordered myself a set of Easy Wood Tools which…


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Landfill Harmonic

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“My life would be worthless without music.”   A friend posted this video clip on one of the social networks and I had to share it. This is one of the most inspiring things I’ve seen in a long, long time. Watch and you’ll see…


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1% for the Planet

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The Unplugged Woodshop is proud to announce a partnership with 1% for the Planet ! By doing so, the Unplugged Woodshop pledges to donate 1% of annual sales to support non-profit organizations focused on sustainability. ”Signing on to 1% for the Planet shows The Unplugged…


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