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Help Wanted

My last attempt to escape my apparent fate as a cabinetmaker involved going back to school in the early 1990s. After graduating with a master’s degree in religious studies, I imagined it would be easier to find work that would … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Woods in June

With June comes summer, and the forest pretty much goes on cruise control. Everything that was happening keeps happening, and not much new happens. American basswood (Tilia americana) is a late bloomer, literally. It blooms in the early part of … Continue reading

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Sharpen This, Part 3: What the &^%$ is Sharp?

Read the other installments in the “Sharpen This” series via this link. People say that “sharp” is like pornography – you know it when you see it. The problem with that statement is that you cannot see sharpness. When a … Continue reading

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Last Chance for These Sticker Designs

This is the last call for the three stickers designs shown above. I’m busy designing three new stickers for my daughter Maddy’s sticker empire – these new designs should be ready in August. You can order a set of three … Continue reading

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Meet the Author: David Savage

One of the books I am most excited about publishing is David Savage’s “The Intelligent Hand,” which is supposed to be in my hands for editing by the end of the year. As many North American woodworkers are unfamiliar with … Continue reading

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Sharpen This, Part 2: Hear No Evil

Read the other installments in the “Sharpen This” series via this link. When you learn to sharpen, I think it’s essential to do something that is normally a bad idea: Close your mind. Let’s say you are 5 years old … Continue reading

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Sharpen This, Part 1

Read the other installments in the “Sharpen This” series via this link. After years of working with professional and amateur woodworkers all over the world I have concluded that people who are hostile to handwork tend to badmouth it for … Continue reading

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