Last week, I was back at Rosewood Studio, in the small historic town of Perth, Ontario. I was there teaching my six day course called “it starts with a box…“ and as it turned out, it was one of the best teaching experiences I’ve ever had. Students began by sketching their design ideas, […]
“This is the law of the Yukon, that only the strong shall thrive; that surely the weak shall perish, and only the fit survive.” […]
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.
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 will learn the skills of creating a full size drawing, […]
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 you’ve enjoyed the work I’ve put forward via this blog […]
All the best to you and yours in 2015.
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 fill your woodshop with the sounds of, well…um, me. […]
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 bad news first. ( that way we end on a […]
Lucky thirteen…that’s where we’re at. Part thirteen in the Card Catalogue series and we’re moving onto the cabinet stand. I enjoy building stands for cabinets, and it’s easy to open your favorite James Krenov book and find so many inspiring examples~ Just follow the link and you’ll see what I mean. But Krenov aside, […]
I received a letter from a reader in Spain yesterday, who recently finished making a Kerfing Plane for himself. Following the plans from my last book, The Unplugged Woodshop, he made an adjustable fence version, but came up with a way to get around making the threaded wooden screws. I’ll let you see what […]
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 on to become the face of Lee Valley Tools. This […]
Well I may have a few more grey whiskers today, but the good news is the new website is up and running- ( see for yourself right here! ) Episode one is live with episode two close on it’s way. I’m excited to share this news and hope you’ll consider joining me at An […]
Hi folks, I often hear people say that starting a new website, or changing over a new platform is never easy. Well, I’m here to confirm that again! We’re having some issues with the new website and I’m trying to find someone that can fix the problem. Our LOGIN area isn’t working […]
Over this past weekend, while I was attending the WOODWORKS CONFERENCE in Perth, Ontario, I gave a 60 minute talk titled ‘The Journey is the Destination‘. It showed the delegates five simple skills, anyone can practice at home, that will help elevate their chances at success. These are a few straightforward ideas to think […]