In making my toolbox design I have made two side by side. The mahogany one is made from a vintage dining table that would not be suitable for any home for a few reasons and not the least of which was user damage resulting in broken joints. The wood in this one is simply superb…

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My Book, Essential Woodworking Hand Tools, is now out of stock everywhere, but thankfully it is in the process of being printed as we speak! We are expecting new stock in a few weeks so, at least to begin with, the only place to buy it will be directly from us. If you’d like to…

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I’m currently in the middle of making two toolboxes, to replicate the building of one completed by Joseph and I in 2003. It’s not a small amount of work to make two in tandem, but necessary in the preparation of the video work we need. I rip-cut my components on the bandsaw and by hand…

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Hannah is a detail person. She’s focussed on different points of view and made sketches of where she intended and intends to go. This is her first real, independent furniture design and I thought you should see it. Please remember that this work was all handwork and includes for the main part at least using…

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People often tell me not to do anything other than woodworking. You know, not have opinions, thoughts, musings and ponderings. They’re a bit dull because they want me to be like them, controlling! I’m not a videographer because I don’t craft the videos, they are what they are. But the content is me. I don’t…

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My plans for the future of hand tool woodworking haven’t changed very much through three decades thus far. My time is not yet done and I write, sketch, build and create with the perpetuation of my handcraft in mind all the time. New developments in hobby realms include CNC production and this is an interesting…

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Perseverance is everything, especially in the face of adversity. The book above is one of 34 we plan to print that I have written over the past twenty years. It’s taken me 20 years to get to this dream point but all the machines for printing and publishing are now in place. I think the…

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…90% of woodworking is knowing how to fix your mistakes. When a man starts working wood to live off what he earns, making becomes a resource to others. This is mostly because what he makes improves the life of another in some way, large or small. Being a solution is the way of life to…

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There is an exclusivity I see in all walks of life where one group disregards others who don’t feel as the other group or groups do. It’s funny how we use the term ‘exclusive‘ to describe something ultra special. ‘He’s wearing an exclusive suit!’ for instance. Or Mercedes cars are very exclusive. I have seen…

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…55 years later. I told you the story about the man who ended up with gappy mitres to his architraves. How George helped me to see the true picture. Here is the story if you missed it. Well, I recalled this when I saw this gap in a hinge on the underside of an 1800s…

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