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Two Planes

I recently added a couple more planes to my stable. I didn’t own any Stanley “transitional’ planes, though I’ve refurbished a couple for other folks. So I picked up this fair example of a Stanley #36 in an antique/junk shop … Continue reading

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Hot Time in the Old Town …

With my lab furnace ready for action, I needed a good first project. I have an old Stanley 103 block plane that needed a blade, so I prepared a blank from 1/8″ O-1 tool steel. I rough ground a bevel … Continue reading

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Hotter ‘n a scalded dog ….

Another of my ongoing projects — this one now pretty much complete. Following a presentation at the Furniture Society Conference back in June, 2012, I got interested in ‘metal clay’ as a medium for hand forming or casting custom bronze … Continue reading

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Cross one off the ‘Bucket List’ ….

I’m a sucker for old iron machinery, and for reasons arguably insane I’ve just always had a thing for big, aircraft-carrier-like jointers. I’ve never owned one, and never really needed one — I’ve been very happy, over the years, with … Continue reading

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Pictures in Wood

I was introduced to marquetry by Zivko Radenkov, a classmate of mine at CR in 1985. He created an amazing oval cabinet on legs, the cabinet barred as if panes in a window through which the viewer saw dogwood branches, … Continue reading

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East Bound

I traveled to Japan in late March, with my wife and son, to visit my oldest son who is living over there. It was an incredible, nearly three-week journey that left us with impressions that will last a lifetime. We … Continue reading

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Bowl me over …

I don’t consider myself a turner, but a few years back I got interested in making small bowls and hollow forms. I bought a little lathe and a few tools, and sent bits of wood flying all about the shop … Continue reading

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Bandsaw Guides

Here’s a set of band saw guides made for my D&W 20″ saw by my friend and neighbor, woodworker/machinist Kim Thoma. We worked on the design together, and Kim did the work on hisĀ  Bridgeport and lathe. The configuration is … Continue reading

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Out With The Old… (not so fast!)

Those who know me know that I prefer old machinery, almost universally, to new. So it will come as no shock to learn that I have recently acquired a 14″ Davis & Wells band saw, the smaller (and I think … Continue reading

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Wood Bending Workshop (9-3-11)

The first one-day Wood Bending Workshop occurred on Saturday, September 3, 2011, with two students in attendance. Marco Cecala is an accomplished woodworker and furniture maker interested in expanding his horizons, and David Keeling is a rehabilitated airline pilot who … Continue reading

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