by Stephen Melhuish I’m often asked at the Tree and Hedging Nursery in Oxfordshire, “What’s actually happening to a tree when the leaves turn colour in autumn?” That’s a great question and one that can be described in many ways. Certainly the colour change captures the imagination of artists, poets, adults and children alike and […]
” Because I could not stop for death, he kindly stopped for me.” ~ Emily Dickinson Hi folks- here are the entries for our Funeral Chair Challenge! We’ll choose our winner this Saturday, the 7th of November, 2015. Many thanks to everyone who sent in images of their work. It’s great to […]
the Bridle Kerfing Plane I received a letter from Robert Hall back in September, and now, finally getting around to sharing it with you- that’s the kind of Autumn it’s been. Robert wrote a wonderful letter and made a beautiful Bridle Kerfing Plane following plans from my book, The Unplugged Woodshop. He sent along some fantastic images […]
I recently received a letter from Alex at Fitch Media and wanted to share it with you. Alex sent me some info regarding an incredible tool cabinet collaboration between a few designer/makers down under. The following images and article should speak for itself. Thanks again for sharing this Alex~ The ultimate wood lovers’ […]
” By all means read what the experts have to say. Just don’t let it get in the way of your woodworking.” ~ John Brown I recently heard a story about John Brown, a Welsh stick-chair maker. It is said that he used to place a lit candle on the end of his […]
Hi folks! Just a quick head’s up for you~ I noticed on the Bad Axe Facebook page they’re having a sale! “…Hardware Kits on sale and marked down from $250 to $200 — good from now through 7 Sep during our Labor Day Sale….” and that my friends, is a […]
Here are a handful of highlights from my day with David Charlesworth. To watch the full conversation, ( over 70 minutes ) check out my membership site at: www.AnUnpluggedLife.com Enjoy ~
Make everyday, a masterpiece!
It was truly an amazing week in Munich, from the 1st to the 6th, and now, after a couple of days recovering, I’m happy to share this video with you. Munich in June. What a week ! Dedicated, inspired and motivated, these students met for 6 days and walked away with; a Kerfing Plane, […]
I received an email from a reader in Thunder Bay, Ontario a couple of weeks ago and wanted to share it with you. It’s interesting to note what one may see when we take the time to look. Thanks for sharing this Butch, all the best~ Tom: I follow your posts faithfully […]
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, […]