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Things that just don't fit into the mold.

House Cleaning

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A Reminder for the 4th



In Praise of Trees


Cell phone photos from an early morning hike along a popular trail near where I live in North Idaho.

Every woodworker should spend time among that which they lay claim to knowing.  It is as important as developing your skill to know what it is you are working with.

New Blog -

Norse Woodsmith has been a great experience for me.  I've learned more putting together this blog over the years about woodworking and hand tools, and met more people because of its existence than I dreamed possible.  It's been an exciting journey - to quote the Dead... 

"Sometimes the lights all shining on me
Other times I can barely see
Lately it occurs to me
What a long strange trip it's been"


In other words - a lot of fun! 

Some slow times, and some planning,,,


Asked what I've been up to lately - regarding woodworking, very little.  I've been enjoying the fruits of my labor from my last project t, the guitar build - specifically I've been practicing up on a few old classics such as "Down by the River" by Neil Young.


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