Setting up Shop, New Benches

Blue Spruce Toolworks humbly started in a one car garage about 10 years ago. The garage had a few built-in benches and shelves along the walls and a large steel-framed […]

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Staying Square

Sometimes even the best laid plans take time to come to fruition. Such is the case with our new squares. I have been working on them at a slow pace […]

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Moving on. What's up for the fall?

The 2015 woodworking show season was great and I met a lot of new friends and saw some amazing sights. Here are a few highlights from my last two shows […]

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Summer Update 2015

Mid-Summer is finding us very busy at Blue Spruce Toolworks. Of particular challenge has been getting our old Kitamura milling machine up and running. Mike joined our team to refurbish […]

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Who was Sloyd and what was so special about his knife?

Everyone needs a Sloyd knife in their shop. First a little background. Sloyd was not a person. Sloyd is a word derived from the Swedish word Slöjd meaning handiwork or […]

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Good Tidings

2014 has been a very challenging but fun and exciting year for Blue Spruce Toolworks. I want to give a huge heart-felt thank-you to all of our customers who have […]

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 After a long absence we are pleased to re-introduce our bench and butt chisels. We have changed some suppliers and processes and refined the design. I believe they are better […]

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Notes from WIA

The Woodworking in America show for 2014 was a lot of fun and it was great meeting many of you for the first time. It was also encouraging to see […]

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A New World Order

“Do you ship to Canada?” “Australia?” “England?” “Thailand?” “Greenland?” “Norway?” We get emails asking to ship internationally every week. I always get a little excited when an email from another […]

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