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More on Mary Rose Treasures

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 1:42pm

Monday 17th April 2017 It would be too much to blog on the shipwright’s work when the ship is so large. Boats would be much easier. It wasn’t in any way nostalgia that called me to visit Portsmouth nor anything to do with a nautical life on the open sea. It was wood and its …

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The Mary Rose Emerges From the Deep

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 1:12pm

From my Journal Saturday 15th April 2017 I left for Portsmouth, which sits but 1 ½ hours from my home, for some private study and rest time bathing in the history of woodworking. Portsmouth is a port city and naval base on England’s south coast, mostly spread across Portsea Island. It’s best known for its maritime …

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There’s No Tool Like An Old Tool

Sat, 04/15/2017 - 12:55am

  The saying goes that, “There is no fool like an old fool.” but it often seems to me it’s mostly in the negative vein of disparagingly criticising the elderly when they make mistakes or poor judgements. In a more positive vein, to counter the culture that espouses all new equipment as the progressive way forward, and, …

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2-day Class Came and Went

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 1:08pm

I did enjoy preparing for the 2-day class last week but it is always a lot more work than I anticipate, mostly because I am I am no longer solely dedicated to what was a dedicated woodworking school. I think running a school may well be more an over expectation carried over from a past into what …

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Last Post On Tool Loaning

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 11:27am

It does seem generally that most are agreed that it is too much of a risk to loan out the personal tools you either use in the every day of life or the ones you have grown to rely on to put food on the table. I have never had the luxury of having tools …

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The Jury Is In

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 12:27am

At least my thought on it is to that end. Don’t loan out tools. Whereas a couple of people said something like, “Life’s too short.” or ,”if you can help someone out.” I realise that the difference is how you perceive the tools and then being super tolerant of flawed perceptions of tools and how they …

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On Loaning Out Hand Tools

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 9:23am

Tuesday 28th March 2017 Yes, it’s a no-no “Never lend your tools!” These emphatic words of wisdom came to me at 15 and though they still ring in my ears, on two occasions, coerced as a young teen by two bullying navvies, the tools came back minutes later covered in brick dust and damaged. Of …

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Goodwill—Connecting My Past With a Future

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 5:13am

Thank you, Heart of Texas Goodwill My visit to Texas last winter was something of a cathartic visit. With over two decades of my family and work life in the Lone-Star State, I made many wonderful associations with people and entities at many different levels. The purpose of my visit was to shed myself of a …

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Fine Tuning Your Plane

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 11:30pm

Here is a video we did answering a question on fine tuning a hand plane.

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Real Woodworking Just Grows and Grows

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 12:00am

Thursday 30th March 2017 It seems true to me. Real woodworking is an unstoppable force that carries within itself the ability to influence change and transform lives. This is because it is proving ever more to be rewarding, fulfilling and meaningful. I cannot even begin to tell you the positive influence it’s had on my own life …

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Dealings in Different Eras

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 1:35pm

Saturday 25th March 2017 This past week I was reflecting on some realities with regards to buying specialist tools and equipment. Hard to imagine, but I do recall walking with a friend in Texas back in 1987 and discussing how the worldwide web would be a place to buy and sell, exchange ideas and become …

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When a Tenon Snaps

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 12:26pm

Saturday 25th March 2017 So what do you do if a tenon snaps off when you least expect it? Such things happen, after all, and you have already invested good time in the buying and milling wood, forming tenons and even shaping the wood for its place in the whole. I have had it happen …

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Shavings of Fibonacci

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 8:25am

Though Fibonacci developed his numerical sequence to provide a formula that’s used throughout many mathematical considerations, and mathematicians may enjoy its reality in their work, it also occurs naturally in elements of nature too. The nautilus shell is an example and so too the natural numbering system appears in the arrangement of plant leaves, pinecones, pineapple cones, …

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In 2013 I Traveled the USA

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 2:14pm

Tuesday 21st March 2017 It’s hard to believe but in 2013, starting in January, I traveled 12 US states to demonstrate my belief that hand tool woodworking could feature a thousand percent more highly than it did if we could seriously consider what we wanted from being woodworkers. I knew from my experience living and working …

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Designing yet another piece. How it happens

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 1:24pm

Tuesday 7th March 2017 Designing yet another piece. How it happens  In most cases a design begins with perceived need. I tend to isolate my thoughts to a space in a room where I feel what I want to design will be a part of. I find that that’s a more logical place to start but …

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Breadboard Ends With Draw-bore Pins. Love ’em!

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 10:49am

I am often asked about breadboard ends on furniture. I think mostly because they do trim out flat tops and tables nicely and they also help to constrain tabletops to prevent movement such as cupping. The main issue mostly is that the width of wood expands and contracts across its width but so minimally in …

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Making ‘Snap-to-line’ Templates

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 5:17am

Wednesday 8th March 2017 Making templates Templates can be made from a variety of materials, plastic, wood, man-made boards like plywood and MDF, cardboard and more. Usually templates are relatively small, a taper for part of a leg, arches for table aprons, spoon and spatula shapes, you name it. Whereas I always do like to …

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Another Week’s Work Unfolds

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 9:01am

Friday 3rd March 2017 So, then, my week came together and I made the final drawings for the next three upcoming projects for woodworkingmasterclasses.com. They are all very different projects with two shorter video series and then the box, which is about 5-part series. One is the one on making the straightedge I mentioned recently and then I …

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Making My Straightedge

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 8:01am

Friday 10th February 2017 I made my first straightedge from oak, an offcut scrap but quarter-sawn nonetheless. That one’s still in the US somewhere. Today I use another made also from oak and yet another offcut scrap. Mostly I’ve kept them shorter than say four feet long because I have a spirit level that’s 122cm (48″) …

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Another Point of Mortise Gauges

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 9:54am

From my journal Wednesday 22nd February 2017 A question came up about the mortise gauge pins not closing up enough in some makes of mortise gauge. If, for instance, you are cutting a 3/16” mortise or tenon and your pins prevent setting less than say 1/4”. What to do? The questioner did indeed close with an …

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