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Only Three Weeks Away

September 2, 2014

Hey folks, With the kids off to school this morning for another year, I wanted to take a minute to remind you of the WOODWORKS CONFERENCE 2014. It’s only three weeks away and filling up fast! This year has an amazing lineup of personalities, with all of your favorite vendors. Here are some details: WHERE: […]

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Try Something

September 1, 2014

Have you ever tried freehand sharpening? Have you ever attempted to saw hounds-tooth dovetails? Have you tried wood turning? How about on a Treadle lathe? Have you ever tried inlay work or marquetry? Have you ever made a laminated table top? How about drilling a 3/4-in. hole through a slab of 8/4 maple with a […]

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A Card Catalogue – Part Four

August 31, 2014

After two amazing months on the East Coast, we’re finally back in the city. For better or worse, the summer came and went, and now we’re gearing up for one of our busiest Fall & Winter seasons to date! My short list looks a little like this – FINISH UNPACKING GET THE TELEPHONE HOOKED UP […]

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BACK STORY : The Card Catalogue

August 24, 2014

A Card Catalogue I love writing that word. Catalogue. Not, catalog _ _ . ; o So, the card catalogue. From the time I understood the concept that learning the alphabet would enable me to read books, I’ve kind of had a thing for words and stories. Literature, libraries, library furniture, and more specifically, card […]

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A Card Catalogue – Part Three

August 21, 2014

Hey folks! Thanks for stopping in again. I’m here packing up the summer shop and making the last of our days out here on the Coast. So much to do and so little time~ We’ll make the most of it ! Thanks for your patience while we transition back to the city life, set up […]

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A Card Catalogue – Part Two

August 13, 2014

Summer is quickly winding down and I’m trying hard to squeeze every second out of these last two weeks. The sessions at the Halifax Lee Valley Store went great, with many local artisans and wood workers attending. It’s always nice to visit the city of Halifax and I recommend you do the same if you […]

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Life’s Sweet Design

August 11, 2014

These are the days you find in the mind, a path through the pages, a rhythm, a rhyme. It slithers and sails, fractures and binds, shines like the diamonds in life’s sweet design. Let’s taper the legs and plane through the wind, unravel cathedrals, they’re smooth and they shine. Push through the grain and chamfer […]

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A Card Catalogue – Part One

August 6, 2014

“Made by hand, the craft object bears the fingerprints, real or metaphorical, of the person who fashioned it. These fingerprints are a sign, an almost invisible scar.”                                      -Octavio Paz So, here we are, the final project from the final chapter of The Unplugged Woodshop. What an amazing year it has been. Almost 50 videos […]

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Most of the Time

August 4, 2014

Do your projects work out OK some of the time, or most of the time? Do you saw straight and true some of the time, or most of the time? Does your joinery come together some of the time, or most of the time? Do you feel good and enjoy the work you do some […]

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The Gentleman’s Valet – Part Nine

August 1, 2014

I’m back on the East Coast after a great trip to Ottawa, where I was visiting the fine folks at Veritas/Lee Valley Tools. They have some exciting news coming your way in mid-September and I’ll share all the details with you at that time. All I will say is that it’s a real game changer! […]

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