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Suggested Saw Makers

One or two of you have suggested I consider looking at some different makers of the age, those who are investing time and effort to develop new handsaws. Thank you for your input. Well, I do like what you suggested and the saws do look nice and well made so, great, maybe something is yet…

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Keepsake or Keepsafe Box

From my Journal Tuesday 21st February 2017 A good day thinking through the prototype, which will be a keepsake box that you can keep just about anything you want in from letters to chisels depending on what you hold dear. I finally developed the awkward corner joint and that went well enough without making it…

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Sharpening Router Cutters By Hand—Simple Works Best

I like simple, unfancy, non-invasive sharpening methods as most of you reading my blog and watching my videos will know. Simple things, simple systems that are not at all simplistic but work effectively and efficiently. So I strive to find them—not just for me but for you too. A question about router cutters and how to…

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A Future Starts With a Single Cut

Paul, I so want to be a woodworker but I don’t really see how to do it. Every where i turn it’s not really what I am learning the way you show it. Any help would be appreciated. Alex Ontario, Canada   Answer: His hands were gnarled, veins rose in periodic knots beneath a parchment…

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Where Should I Visit in 2017?

I receive many requests from woodworking enthusiasts in many countries and regions asking me to visit to teach and inspire and of course many places pique my interest. But it can’t totally be based on the highest number of requests in a given region or just where I personally might want to visit. That said, I feel that it’s important for…

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Imagine That, A Chance to Invest in a Future Forest

A few weeks ago we created a 2017 calendar dedicated to wood, woodland and woodworking. We wanted something to raise funds with and the calendar seemed the best way to do that. We’d like to sell out before the end of the year if possible so that we can make additional funds available for supporting community change. Please join this…

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Craft––The art of work in action

For me, craft has and always will be the art of work in action, no matter the work type. Craft brings order to the whole of life. It’s highly addictive, self-perpetuating and sustainable and more than that it is a powerful way of expressing who we are as people, societies and nations. That’s why I like…

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Sharpening Your First Crosscut Saw-PartII

To read more about saws on our Common Woodworking site, click here.   Let Sharpening Commence Firstly, let’s assume the saw is just dull but already established as a crosscut saw.  My previous blog here shows you what to look for to differentiate between the two in both western and Asian saws. Of course we…

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Magnetised Saw Sharpening Holder

To read more about saws on our Common Woodworking site, click here.   We just filmed some new stock on saw sharpening for crosscut and ripcut saw sharpening and in the move to the new workshop some of my gear is still submerged in the container we used to pick up the slack until the…

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Face vise front alignment question

Question: Mr Sellers, I am trying to design and plan my first work bench. I’m liking the Roubou style, but after reading your blogs and watching all the videos I am intrigued with your jointers bench with the apron. My question had to deal with long panels and the front vice. You have answered the…

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