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Making Two and More

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 1:39pm

I am almost through the series on making a beautiful stepladder. What makes a stepladder beautiful? It’s beautiful because I made it with my own hands, my own power, my own strength, my own mind. It’s beautiful because it’s simple to look at. It’s simple because it’s functional and it’s beautiful because I see form …

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Sharp edges – Seeing, Feeling and Elevating

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 2:00pm

A chisel’s cutting edge doesn’t so much wear away only  but fracture out of sharpness. It’s funny that we think of it as wearing to dullness in the way river rock is rounded by  river run and beach pebbles and stones by tidal washes when in my experience, looking at the edge and magnifying it, the …

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How to Make Snap-to-line Templates

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 2:26am

I have used snap-to-line templates for my work for a number of years now and no other method of making templates comes close. They are accurate and long lasting too. We made a quick video to help you understand the techniques and I am sure you will enjoy this. Here is the video for my …

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It’s Not What the Boy Does to the Wood…

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 1:46pm

…but What the Wood Does to the Boy! On Saturday morning Hannah completed another box. I thought it was perfect. She didn’t. Not until it was done that is. Then she liked what she’d done. What makes the box as near perfect as possible in my consideration of the whole in not so much the …

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My Love For Wood

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 2:11pm

Mostly my working wood and my enjoyment of it still is the area surrounding joinery followed quickly by design. Generally, all designs are governed in great measure by the wood type, colour, grain configuration and wood strength. Wood density, flex, brittleness, porosity and other such wood characters pertinent to different wood types must also be …

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