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The Colours of Working Wood

April 28, 2008

I love working wood, from the feel and the weight of the rough stock coming off a truck and into my shop to the smell of the fibres as I rough plane and cross cut the planks to a more manageable size appropriate to the piece that I’m building. The feel of the surface as […]

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Workbench Zen

April 10, 2008

I find it rather ironic to see a beautifully made piece of furniture come out of a wood shop only to discover that the wood shop looks like a bomb went off inside of it. Tools left out everywhere, saw dust piled high, glue and paint stains on the work bench top, a broken vise…you […]

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Shaker Style Lap Desk

March 20, 2008

This is a small project I made this past winter. A gift for my wife, a school teacher who always sits with a pile of books and papers on her lap, it proved to be a pretty useful gift. Although it looks like a simple enough project, the joinery quickly became a lesson in cutting […]

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Treasures From the Far East

March 19, 2008

Being a user, collector and lover of hand planes I’m always keeping my eye out for rare or unusual styles. When recently surfing around the Japan Woodworker Online Catalogue I discovered some wooden bodied, Hollows and Rounds that are being manufactured in China. China? I thought…Why not, every thing else is made there so I […]

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In the Eyes of the Beholder

March 12, 2008

“A perfectly executed, hand cut dovetail joint…” Oh yeah? It seems lately when I open up woodworking magazines or watch woodworking video clips everybody is talking about their perfect way to cut dovetails. Half-blinds and hounds tooth, better saws and better jigs. Doesn’t matter if you use a hand saw, band saw or even some […]

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When East meets West

February 26, 2008

These days, when you open up your favorite Woodworking Magazines you see an incredible amount of hand tools coming back into style by manufacturers from literally all over the world. While this indeed is a good thing for hand tool users and collectors, the amount of choices the amateur woodworker can have may be a […]

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Kitchen Cabinet Update

February 25, 2008

Well, slowly but surely the Cherry kitchen cabinets are coming along quite nicely. This past weekend I’ve been working on a few ways to add some extra storage space to a relatively small foot print. These additions are common in modern kitchen design but I’ve tried to keep with the traditional appeal of the Arts […]

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The Days are Getting Longer…

February 24, 2008

This mornings 5 a.m. wake up call came as it always does; alarm clock tearing through my semi-unconscious state, lying there thinking “Do I really have to go out to work this morning”? Working alone and being ones own boss surely has it’s advantages, but in these late winter un-ambitious final months of Canadian living […]

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Cherry and Maple Side Table

February 19, 2008

Reflecting the Shaker influence but displaying an original modern interpretation, this side table will complement any decor. Made from solid Cherry and Birds Eye Maple it features hand cut joinery that will last for generations. This design is closely based on one by Garrett Hack in a past issue of Fine Woodworking Magazine and really […]

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Making a Pull-Out Shelf Tray

February 18, 2008

This Arts and Crafts Style kitchen I’m building has a lot of great design features. One small detail is in the interior of the door cabinets. Instead of having a shelf which you have to bend down and reach into to access the interior, this design acts like a drawer and pulls out as well […]

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