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This has been an amazing two weeks since my return already. The joints on the tool box are really tight and so too the frames holding the raised panel yesterday afternoon we had them all raised with the #4 smoother so we now have them all glued and fixed to the boxes with this level of quality everyone has gained the level of confidence they need to continue when they return home. My goal is to impart all that I have learned in fifty years anthreat way we
The days passed quickly and tomorrow completes the preparation workshop prefacing the month-long intensive on Monday morning. Try imagining what an investment this is on every front, but then try, to imagine how it feels to walk home with skills you never thought possible coupled with your own newfound personal knowledge. For today's woodworker this is radical woodworking. Sharpening skills are honed on the projects and joinery skills develop with each joint for tool boxes, chairs and tables. In
I’ve been making boxes all day today, to stock up for customers coming through the workshop. But I also went to buy some wood from my local wood supplier, Richard Williams, about 20 minutes from my town here in Bangor. I have to give this company credit. They have a great staff, very helpful and uncomplaining, but just as important, they have the best European redwood around, which is what I went for. I have a pine bookcase to make as a prototype for a series to be built for a shop. I plan and
The day seems bright in future hope despite the political circus emanating from zoos around the world. A hand lifts the wood and a shoulder carries the beam to the sawhorses and sanity seems set for the day. Soon the plane lands on the runway and people spill onto the conveyor belt for the next leg to or from home. I smell the wood as my own plane lands on the board and I lunge forward to whisk more bands of pine or oak from the now flat runway. My hand swipes at the mass of curls as if dispelling
Books and articles in magazines are often sources of misinformation rather than information that really helps. You read them, store information gleaned, and then, some time later, try using what you learned as knowledge without a practical application and find that they will not work. This is one of those pieces of information
Cross-peen hammers are used by different trades including, but not exhaustively, furniture makers, blacksmiths, joiners and carpenters and upholsterers. In reviewing Mastering