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I think I’m done with mechanical pencils on wood. I used to love the 0.5-0.7mm always sharp point but they just break all the time. This Carl Angel-5 sharpener should give me what I need. Plus mechanical pencils won’t work … Continue reading

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Miller’s Falls No. 5 hand drill restoration

I’ve finished fixing up an old Millers Falls hand drill.

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Entrance Bench

I’m sticking in a post about a project I made a while ago back in 2011 but forgot to post it here. It’s an entrance bench that also serves as a fold out shoe rack. Red Oak with clear poly … Continue reading

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Hand Tool Cabinet Update

Here is an update of the cabinet. It’s almost finished, there a few more spots for some tools to add to my collection.  You might notice a few new additions. The cabinet itself is bare walnut at the moment, I … Continue reading

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Walnut Ladder Shelf

This was a special project for a special someone.

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Pedestal Table

I’ve completed the pedestal table, Duncan Phyfe style. It’s maple with a brown aniline dye mixed with satin polyurethane. Single dovetailed drawer, claw feet caps. The pedestal was turned on a lathe.

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Handtool cabinet boxes

Here are the two handtool cabinet boxes I was working on. Now I can put plane accessories etc. away. The fronts are from maple burl, the drawer parts are walnut. Half blind dovetails for the fronts, through dovetails for the … Continue reading

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Another dovetailed box

Back at ‘er. Another small #handtool cabinet box. It’s been a while since I’ve done dovetails but even with the time gone by it’s the tightest and quickest yet. #woodworking #walnut

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Macro Photography

Here’s something I’ve wanted to do for a while, take a close up picture of a plane blade before and after sharpening. It’s not perfect but the second picture with the microbevel is sharper than it was before.

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Small turned textured box

Here is a small turned walnut textured box I made from a Lee Valley course taught by Steven Kennard from Nova Scotia.

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