High-Five to All of YOU!

We sailed right past the 275,000 mark on my YouTube channel in a matter of a few hours when the call went out thanks to you being there with us. It’s been fun for all of us here and everyone out there too to see the comments and the support you always give. Remember that […]

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The Building Works!

We moved in and the building team followed The construction is going well and we are a third of the way through. Steel girders and beams, steel studs, insulation and sound-block plasterboard are all in place and, well, to be honest, it’s beginning to feel more like home again (whatever that is?). The mezzanine that […]

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I’ve 3 Giveaway Prizes to Share

To share my skills and abilities with woodworkers around the world I use my blog, social media, our woodworkingmasterclasses.com channel and my YouTube channel. The platforms have served me well as we explore the different channels for passing on our work to a global audience. YouTube seems to need a constant boost and I don’t […]

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It’s Not Too Late!

Sometimes some people just think things are always black and white and then comes colour to colour our lives. Let’s take a stab at this and see where we end up. Woodworking is for everyone that wants it at any time they choose to take it up. With that out of the way let’s look […]

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Hannah’s Work in Progress

A Year Soon Passed It’s a little over a year now since I started working with Hannah. She’s practicing her craft and has made many projects ranging from smaller boxes to clocks, her workbench and then all things in between. From the beginning she’s proven herself willing and teachable and that she loves every element […]

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Is the Scrub Plane a Sledge Hammer?

Someone wrote in and said, “Sharpening a scrub plane iron to strop level,10,000-grit—Really?” Well, I thought to myself, ‘Where did that come from anyway?” I mean, Yes! Why not? Then I said to myself, ‘Why, anyway?’   I’m not altogether sure if it was a rhetorical question but it felt like it. The short answer […]

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Percentages %%%%% Make Sense in Outcome!

When I first arrived to live stateside as a migrant in the USA, people seemed highly respectful toward craft and a crafting background. Having apprenticed through a bona fide indentured apprenticeship in woodworking, I was often invited to speak at different engagements and it soon made me feel quite settled. I was surprised by the […]

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Why Changes Happen

What might help you understand our relocation all the more is that I have a five-year plan unfolding. I want to continue providing the no-frills and froufrou how-to woodworking for woodworkers we’ve done for years. Furniture making, woodworking and wood turning have always been my great passion and of course that also includes carpentry and […]

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