There Aren’t Enough of Us-Yet!

The internet opened many doors for communication. It’s hard to believe that YouTube is only 13 years old! You can learn more about woodwork and its counterfeits than ever in the history of woodworking just on YouTube alone. The problem we small guys face is that, as the audience searches ever the widening net, we […]

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Mis-fit

I’m sitting in the cafe thinking about all of the people I have nudged along this road I call real woodworking. They have come and gone and I expected them to eventually leave to do their own thing. Men do that. Go their own way, strike out, set up as what is now a disguise […]

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Another Unbandsaw Box

So what makes them bandsaw boxes? Nothing! Other than they magnetise perfectly with the bandsaw and accessibly useful tools. Of course they will work for other tools too. I made a couple of bandsawn box trays using the bandsaw and then one identical to those using only hand tools. They take nothing to make by […]

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Now Then…

…A Bandsaw Box Tray By Hand… I did the bandsaw box tray exercise to fly in the face of the man who said, “I don’t mind you using a bandsaw in your videos so long as you don’t make another of those bandsaw boxes!” Today I made one by hand minus the bandsaw because I […]

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My Week Passed

It’s been a good week overall. Special in some ways. I visited with my new granddaughter four times and it’s been so enjoyable getting to know her. I finished her first cot, the pine one that goes to my house, and will hopefully finish the second one for filming this coming week. That’s the oak […]

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New Free Project For You

A weekend project If you have a weekend free then make this lovely tray. Perhaps you need an additional Christmas gift that will hone your skills at the same time. It has many obvious and not so obvious uses ranging from small tools tray to  pocket dump container or tea-for-two server. I use one for […]

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There Was a Time…

…Once upon a time… …when I looked back to an era knowing that hand planes and saws, chisels, draw knives, braces, things such as that, were more artistically and creatively created by what might have been called artificers using their hands to make, I was pulled into thinking to myself, ‘What happened?‘. Fact is, that […]

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Cognitive Feedback

Woodworking by hand is purely sensory. I read someone who said he bought chisels in and used them as his “beaters”. Shameful! Such careless statements sadden me because though I know what people mean and where they’re coming from, it’s a highly disrespectful way of referring to what was indeed a violent act. I’m not […]

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