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Enter Woodworking Here!

You want to start out in woodworking, or you’ve taken the first few steps. Whether that’s with hand tools or machines and you think you must have all things in place before you get started seriously. You know, 20 by 20 workshop, that perfect workbench everyone raves about, shelves and cupboards stuffed and stacked with…

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More on BEING an Artisan

This week I think ten people asked how much my oak clocks cost. I think that eight would have bought one for £120 each. Four people asked how much the chairs cost and I think two people would have bought one, two or a set of six. People ask these questions all the time but…

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Box Building and Shelves Are Done

There is always a lot to learn in woodworking and I have taught enough students to know what the core essentials are that must be understood. Sabina is here from Sweden and so too Jimmy. They do different jobs with nothing linked to woodworking but they like doing things outside their weekly work with the…

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Workshop revamp is completed

Today we put stuff away at last. Actually, we’ve been doing that for a couple of days now, but then we decided to repaint the walls and floors and benches. Before we knew what we were doing we had doubled our workload but needed to complete in the same amount of time. Add into that…

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My day today

I’ve enjoyed these past three weeks back in North Wales. I have hardly seen rain as yet and most days have been sunny and bright. Though I like rain and cloud too, sunny days are always welcome. When I lived in Texas, my second home for 20 years, a sign on a ranch gate said…

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New days dawning for new-genre artisans

    This has nothing to do with my post here but I thought that this moon would bless you all. I took the picture at 3am as I saw it through my bedroom window this morning.                       Imagine learning anything to take a break…

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Why Change? This Video Will Help You!

In 2018 our plans for continued training must be more efficient so that we can continue unfettered support for woodworkers around the world. We’ve actually been planning for new output for about three years, so as the first piece of the puzzle slid directly into place these last couple weeks, our move evoked a lot…

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Past, present and future

Today was a better day. I finished off many things from last week’s total assault on my creative workspace and that work included staring at four walls to regain my composure. I sat on the bench for a while and talked to people who “wished” they’d become woodworkers. Consoling a man who, now in his…

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Planning makes you think about things

Planning Yesterday was highly productive again. Thinking through design, considering creative workspace, I think of the word workspace itself. Workspace can be separated into the two words that comprised it, work + space, and should be. Workspace is that place of occupation where I live large chunks of proactivity I call life whereby I, within…

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Recycle creatively

Last week we filmed a simple video on how to make a handled cutting board. We wanted to do some more of these simpler projects because the gap between simple and our more advanced ones and the longer series can be quite large. We will always reach out to new woodworkers and of course the new…

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