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Why hand tools?

Is the furniture made with hand tools different from power tools?  Of course it is.  There are many differences that you may not notice at

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2024 Update

I’ve fallen off the map for a while, so here are some updates. social media Most of us hate it, but we all still use

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the search for a saw

Sometimes it’s difficult to find tools made for woodworkers from 100 years ago.  Actually, considering at the life of woodwork, 100 years doesn’t sound like

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Price Transparency

Secret advisors tell me not to be transparent, but I feel like I should.  And, transparency means education because it’s easy to get the wrong

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Part 4 -Time & Craftsmanship

Photo: carving a spalted birch bowl with chisel & axe.  The chisels shown are blacksmith-made, Taiwanese-style gouges. Time is important, but I think what we

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Woodcraft finish & care

The secret to wood care is maintaining the “oiliness” of the wood.  Washing away the oils makes the wood feel “dry”, and dry wood is

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Why hand tools?

Is the furniture made with hand tools different from power tools?  Of course it is.  There are many differences that you may not notice at

>> Read More

2024 Update

I’ve fallen off the map for a while, so here are some updates. social media Most of us hate it, but we all still use

>> Read More

the search for a saw

Sometimes it’s difficult to find tools made for woodworkers from 100 years ago.  Actually, considering at the life of woodwork, 100 years doesn’t sound like

>> Read More

Price Transparency

Secret advisors tell me not to be transparent, but I feel like I should.  And, transparency means education because it’s easy to get the wrong

>> Read More

Part 4 -Time & Craftsmanship

Photo: carving a spalted birch bowl with chisel & axe.  The chisels shown are blacksmith-made, Taiwanese-style gouges. Time is important, but I think what we

>> Read More

Woodcraft finish & care

The secret to wood care is maintaining the “oiliness” of the wood.  Washing away the oils makes the wood feel “dry”, and dry wood is

>> Read More