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April 28, 2011

so much happening around the woodshop i need to catch up in a later, longer entry but for now I finally got a shot of a piece i made in october..ish..november?? all a blurr now-the war drobe is doing well on the 5th floor of their inner city condo…

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A Walk through the Valley

April 11, 2011

I was invited to speak at the Ottawa Woodworkers Association annual event this past weekend and had an inspiring time to say the least. Let me start by saying thanks again to all of the members who were able to attend and a big shout out to Vic Tesolin for the invitation as well as […]

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Thank You – Ref ” Made By Hand”

March 30, 2011

You may be wondering why I am thanking you for subject book that I purchased Sunday at the 20th Annual NWA Woodworkers Showcase from the Lie-Nielsen booth. I was finishing up from a tremendous weekend of lectures (Yup, I caught Chris’ “How to grind your tools” – Great…

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Turner Needed…

March 23, 2011

I received a letter from Dave in Whitehorse, YT asking me about the 5 drawer side table you’ll find a few photos of in the Gallery section of Made by Hand.

The table design is kind of a ‘country-cousin’ of one by Garrett Hack with the most obvious difference being the…

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Readers Project

March 21, 2011

I just received a letter from Viktor in Quebec, Canada telling me how this bathroom cabinet stemmed from the sliding door portion of my sideboard project, Where the Hunters Heal.

Thought I’d share it here with you- Thanks for the letter Viktor and nice job on the cabinet.


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March 7, 2011

I’m happy to let you know about the 2011, WOODWORKS Conference by the Ottawa Woodworkers Association on Saturday, April 9th in Ottawa, ON. It’ll be at Louis Riel High School, LOCATED AT 1655 Bearbrook Rd, in Ottawa. Registration is on  April 8th from 6-8pm and the Conference starts at 9am on Saturday the 9th and […]

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wood E

February 28, 2011

My six year old son Nelson and I completed his project yesterday after my wood class with Rob- ( thanks again for the Cinnamon – Pear preserve !! ) Nelson has been working on ‘ wood-E’ for the past while and finally decided to call him done ! He used my smaller scale back saws […]

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Almost Old Street Tools

February 12, 2011

I had a great class this morning with Dave from Oakville. We chatted about design philosophy and sharpening routines, from hand planes and back to workbench design.

We managed to make some shavings after some sharpening techniques, a bit of sawing and again it was tool talk. A very fine class you might say. So, what could make a good class better? Dave brought along 4 of his wooden bodied Clark and Williams hand planes.

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38 days, or was it 38 ways ?

February 10, 2011

38 days of winter to go ?

c’mon, that’s nothing.

we’ve got it licked- spring’ll be here before you know it…

just-a-saunterin’ back through the inner city slumber … sure i get it,

some mornings feel like those halloween eyes and cracker jacks winkin’~

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CD’s Now Available

January 25, 2011

I had a few inquiries about when and where you can get ‘a boy called fish’ in CD format. Good news is they’re finally in and if you’d like to order a copy then you can do so here. Just click the paypal button below and off we go- a CD will be in the […]

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