2011

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Is there still Hope?

  Wow, what a fall!  I have been very busy and time has flown by.  I did manage to grab a few spare moments to work on the Hope Chest […]

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It has been on “the list” for a number of years.  I am not much of a video person and it seemed like a complicated task requireing all kinds of expensive […]

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A visit to Port Townsend

This past weekend I had the opportunity to visit the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend, WA. I was a guest of The Port Townsend School of Woodworking […]

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Hanging it up

It finally warmed up here in the Pacific Northwest, just in time for the end of summer! Happy Labor Day to you. After a short delay our chisel racks are […]

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Story Time

Sometimes it is best to listen to the old timers. I am an engineer and precise measurements are my friend. A dial caliper is my measuring instrument of choice. But […]

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A Tribute to England

Here in the United States, much of our hand tool heritage comes from England. One of my customers was interested in a set of Dovetail Chisels but he wanted them […]

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Firewood Finds

I admit, I am addicted, however I am not ashamed.  I am a wood junkie. I find it somewhat honorable to save wood from a demeaning death. Some wood is […]

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Design details.

Okay, I need some ideas. As I was milling the wood for the legs I realized that I had not thought through how I was going to smooth the front […]

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Wood Prep, Part 2

Its a love-hate relationship. When starting a project, I love the anticipation of starting something new and working out design details, choosing wood and getting the shop all ready to […]

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The Plane Truth

Crack! My eyes opened with a snap. Tap, Tap, Tap Patter Patter. My mind slowly came to the realization that it must be raining. We don’t get many thunderstorms here […]

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