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autumn update

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‘…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…


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in the days of september…

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the 29th of september-
just like that eh?
well, things have been absolutely over the top since arriving back in Toronto !


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BENCH HOMECOMING

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It’s a gorgeous day in north Oxfordshire, England; the sun dapples my back garden lawn through the honey scents and warm buzzing bees covering an arched Ceanothus in full blue bloom on the way to my shop.

Today is a great day…all is right with the world…


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How to live in less than 500 square feet ?

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Follow @TomFidgen Related posts: NOW AVAILABLE wardrobe visit the Gorman bench Video The Utah Box Dictum GmbH YARPP powered by AdBistroPowered by


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he not busy…

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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


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Small World

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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…


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Hand Tool Events Confirmed

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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…


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FRame to FRame

Wood shavings

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…


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Bench Quest

Every wood worker goes through the same enjoyment and arguably torment of finding and deciding on the kind of work bench they want/need for their wood shops. I get many questions and letters from readers every month about this topic and got to know Steven…


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Made by Hand- Available at…

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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


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Welcome

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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.


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A Review

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…


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Lee Valley News

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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,…


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