Hope Springs Eternal

While the this blog has remained silent for many months, my shop has been quite busy. The noise of production machinery has dominated my hours but there have been the […]

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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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