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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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January 23, 2011

Well here we are, almost at the end of January. If you were wondering why the blogs have been far and few between these days it’s because I’ve been very busy working on my new album, ‘a boy called fish’. Here’s a press release I’d like to share with you- tom fidgen                        a boy called […]

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One more for the Road

January 17, 2011

Hi Tom,
I thought I should share with you my toolbox that I made based on reading your book. Although my joinery skills need some work, I learned a lot and had a blast making it (especially using dowels). Black walnut is definitely my favorite type of wood, the colors and grain patterns are simply divine.

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A Cabinetmakers Toolchest

January 9, 2011

Hi Tom,

My name is Tyler Lancaster, I received your book “Made by Hand” last month for my birthday and I have had the chance to read it. I just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to write it, I truly enjoyed it and have drawn great inspiration from it.

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Made by Kindle

December 27, 2010

Here we are on the edge of a new year and what a year 2010 has been. I was just over visiting www.Amazon.com and noticed that Made by Hand-Furniture Projects from the Unplugged Woodshop is now available for Kindle.

What’s Kindle you ask?

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Happy Holidays

December 21, 2010

It’s been a truly amazing year here at the Unplugged Woodshop- a real roller coaster ride to say the least. I’d like to thank all of you, the readers for making this year one of the best ever…the comments and feedback really mean a lot to me- lets face it, writing a blog and not […]

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Well who would have thought ?

December 13, 2010

A friend just sent me a link to Popular Woodworking’s Top 10 books from 2010- you’ll never guess who made the cut?

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dovetails and dowels

December 6, 2010

There’s always something nice about delivering my latest pieces and having happy clients welcome new furniture into their lives.

We live with and we feel the things we choose to place in our own environments…this is our choice- the things we go out of our ways to get and when they enter into our worlds,

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Album Artwork

December 1, 2010

Well here it is- my new album cover for ‘a boy called fish’.

I really wanted to keep this ‘in the bag’ until the album was ready but made the mistake of using it as my profile picture on Facebook this morning-!!

People are already commenting on it so I thought I should let everyone know where it came from.

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The devil in the details

November 30, 2010

few months back I wrote a review for Canadian Woodworking Magazine on some low-angle block planes. One of the planes was the new Veritas DX 60, I had been using it for a few weeks at the time of the article and I think I might have made a comment that it wasn’t the most comfortable plane in the lot but excelled everywhere else I could see.

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