Once again Joel Moskowitz’s blog over at Tools for Working Wood has got me extremely excited. ( that just sounds wrong but please, humor me ) Joel posted a link to an absolutely gorgeous 1869 Franz Wertheim tool catalog that had been acquired by Princeton University and has been digitally scanned and is available for […]
I stumbled on this video this morning and had to share… KNIFE MAN ( AMOLADOR) by Matt Quann …I wonder if he’ll do plane irons ? ; )
Last week I noticed on Joel Moskowitz’s Blog over at the Tools for Working Wood website he had a pdf. for Isometric Drafting Paper available for free download. I meant to mention it when I saw it but totally forgot until today when he blogged about it again. Isometric drafting paper is a great tool […]
Remember you’re grade school teachers saying you’d get lead poisoning if you didn’t keep your pencil out of your mouth? Well, they lied. In 1564 an enormous deposit of graphite was discovered in Borrowdale, England and pencils have been made from this non-toxic material ever since. Up until that point however, writing implements were indeed […]
“Well it’s beginning to look a lot like…” Hey folks, the 2011 Lee Valley Tools Christmas Catalog arrived in the mail today. ; ) How time flies while you’re working wood! This year it’s full of great gift ideas for the wood worker on your shopping list and maybe a little something for yourself? A […]
It’s November 10th, 2011 and I have some exciting news to share. I’m happy to say I just signed a new publishing deal with none other than the Taunton Press. The company that brings us Fine Woodworking Magazine, Fine Home building, Fine Gardening and Fine Cooking. I consider it a privilege to have the opportunity […]
Hey folks, sorry I’ve been under the radar as of late but things around the wood shop are as busy as ever. Classes have been taking up most of my time and I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and teaching a wide range of students over the past month and a half both Canadian students […]
I get asked fairly often What inspires me.
what books I read, what blogs I follow.
To answer in detail about my source of inspiration you’ll have to wait until my next book is finished but for now here’s some dialogue between a reader and I this afternoon.
This is a custom design I fell into this past summer, 2011.
The Gorman Bench.
The music is something I just came up with and will also call the Gorman bench. Thanks for watching. Cheers!
Hey folks- we’re going through the ‘anti bug’, server-change-over this week !! ; o – so ,the ‘web site’ may be a little confused. But on the upside, I should have an announcement in the next two weeks about a new project…maybe a few new projects ? maybe a few more projects from … no, […]
I found this on deshoda.com.
I received a letter from Tõnis Arjus in Estonia this past week and included were these great shots of his new tool chest. I absolutely love what Tõnis did with the design. It looks like he took some of the aesthetic elements of my Cabinetmakers Toolchest and mixed it with the size and storage options […]
Inner city lumberjacks? Purveyors of history using wood as their medium? Sure, that sounds about right and will suffice as an introduction for now. I’m sure I’ll be mentioning them more often now that I finally found them and stopped in ! If you frequent the King st. West, Lee Valley Tools store here in […]
NEW FROM LEE VALLEY TOOLS Do you keep a 6″ inch metal rule close at hand while in the wood shop? I do, every minute. There’s one in my tool tray, one in my apron pocket, another one over on the sharpening bench for the Charlesworth ‘Ruler Trick’. Point is I have more than one […]