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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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Unplugged in Jerusalem

March 29, 2017

READERS PROJECT I received a letter from Gil in Jerusalem this week and wanted to share it with you. Gil recently made a Kerfing Plane and Frame saw following plans from my book, The Unplugged Woodshop. He made a few changes to the Kerfing Plane and incorporated cam-lock style hardware for the movable fence. I […]

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Another Pochade Box in Germany

February 19, 2017

A READER’S PROJECT I received a letter from my friend John in Germany this week and wanted to share it with you. John recently completed another Pochade Box, ( his 2nd ) following plans from my book, The Unplugged Woodshop. It’s nice when you can see work developing, while confidence and comfort creep into the […]

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A Saw Bench in Texas

January 11, 2017

READERS PROJECT Hey folks~ I received a letter from JD in Texas this weekend and wanted to share it with you. JD recently finished making a Sawyer’s Bench following the plans from my book, The Unplugged Woodshop. Great job on the Saw Bench JD! ( and great job on the photos~; )  I love how […]

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Unplugged in California

January 9, 2017

READERS PROJECTS Hey folks! I received a letter from Dodie out in California over the Holidays and wanted to share it with you. Dodie made a few projects from my book, The Unplugged Woodshop. I always love seeing projects from readers and especially when they change things up a little and truly make these designs […]

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Make A Wooden Hand Plane

January 2, 2017

Monday, January 9th to Friday, January 13th, 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   Happy New Year! What better way to begin a new year than making a wooden hand plane? The response you get from a wood […]

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A Pochade Box in Germany

December 14, 2016

Readers Project I received a letter from John in Germany last week and thought I’d share it with you. John recently finished making a Pochade Box following plans from my book, The Unplugged Woodshop. It’s a Christmas gift for his Mom but I’m pretty sure she doesn’t read my Journal posts so no danger of […]

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The Kerfing Plane & Frame Saw

December 6, 2016

UW Artisan Program – November 2016 It’s a wonderful thing really- making your own hand tools and then using those tools to build fine furniture. That’s what the Residents in our 10 Week Artisan Program are doing and we thought it would be nice to share some highlights with you. This video shows some of […]

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Make the Time

December 5, 2016

MONDAY MUNDANE Don’t find the time to do good work… You find a penny on the ground. You find a new micro brew and try it at the weekly social. You find a lost sock behind a dresser drawer. You find a better price for your favourite item at the grocery store. If you really want to […]

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