Tools

Dog Days of Summer Sale, Part one

Blue Spruce Toolworks rarely has sales but Summer is the perfect time for a garage sale. It is hot outside, the mind drifts to the cooler fall woodworking season and […]

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Mallet Options

 The Blue Spruce Toolworks mallet with infused maple head has become a favorite of many fine woodworkers. The weight, balance and “bounce” are ideal for many tasks such as chopping […]

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Oh, That Sweet Smell!

Some steps in a project are more enjoyable than others; some are downright fun! Such is the case of making tongue and groove panels from
Port Orford Cedar. First a bit about …

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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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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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