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A Satchel in France

January 15, 2018

READERS PROJECT I received a letter from Stephen in France this week and wanted to share it with you. Stephen recently made a wood and leather satchel, inspired by the one I made last year over on my membership site, An Unplugged Life. It turned out great Stephen, and I loved reading about the challenges […]

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A 6-Sided Box Down-Under

January 3, 2018

I received a letter from Jude, a former student, this past week and wanted to share it with you. Jude joined me a little over a year ago when I was teaching at the Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking. She came in with a pretty ambitious project and I’m happy to say she finished it […]

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The Slaight Project

December 11, 2017

In November 2016, I was commissioned by Massey Hall to make a hand carved plaque recognizing and commemorating a major renovation planned for this iconic Canadian venue. Local walnut was used and the design was insired by an original hanging inside Massey Hall since1894. Work that began in Toronto, traveled to Cape Breton Island for […]

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An Architect’s Table in New York

October 17, 2017

READERS PROJECT I received a letter from David in New York last week and wanted to share it with you. David recently completed work on an Architect’s Table, following the plans in my book,  The Unplugged Woodshop. You did a fantastic job on the table David! I know you’ll get a lot of great use […]

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A Round Bottom Plane

July 16, 2017

“My simple message is that if you’re going to approach woodworking with sensitivity and maybe refinement, planes are a good way to begin.” – James Krenov Hey folks! Just thought we’d let you know about our latest YouTube video, A Round Bottom Plane. Justin and I shot this in the last week of June, before […]

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Unplugged in New Zealand

June 6, 2017

READERS PROJECT I received a letter from Danny in New Zealand this week and thought I’d share it with you. Danny is a member of our online community, An Unplugged Life, and recently completed this nice little box project. Thanks again Danny- great job on the box! Dear Tom, I hope this email finds you […]

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A Sawyer’s Bench in Finland

May 26, 2017

READER’S PROJECT I received a letter from Jani this week and wanted to share it with you. Jani recently finished making a sawyer’s bench following plans from my book, The Unplugged Woodshop. You can read his wonderful letter below. Thanks again for sharing this with us Jani- your saw bench really turned out great! All […]

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A Sawyer’s Bench in Toronto

May 8, 2017

READERS PROJECT I received a letter from John in Toronto this week and wanted to share it with you. John recently made himself a Sawyer’s bench, following plans from my book, The Unplugged Woodshop. He used walnut throughout and did an excellent job. Thanks again for sharing these with us John, and all the best […]

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A Funeral Chair in Denmark

April 30, 2017

READERS PROJECT I received a letter from Rud in Denmark yesterday and wanted to share it with you. Rud recently completed a Funeral Chair, following plans from my book, The Unplugged Woodshop. He used steamed beech for the body and fumed oak for the seat slats. A nice touch! Thanks for sharing these with us […]

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A Toolchest in Vancouver

April 11, 2017

READERS PROJECT I received a letter from Steve in Vancouver this week and wanted to share it with you. Steve recently finished making a version of my Cabinetmaker’s Toolchest following plans in my book, Made by Hand. We went back and forth a bit via email, with some design and construction considerations and it looks […]

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