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I Think You’ll Like Making T̶h̶e̶s̶e̶ Trees

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 2:50am

It is beginning to feel a lot like Christmas and I try to have a simple Christmas project that isn’t too complex to make, is inexpensive and doesn’t tie up too much time. In making these you make four (or more) at once so I think making them hits the mark for me. I wanted something […]

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Last Year’s Different Highlights

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 8:51am

Social media to some is a bit like Marmite, you either love it or you hate it. Thos who like Marmite usually have it on toast and turn to it every morning to start their day. It can be the same with Facebook and YouTube. I like it for one or two reasons but the […]

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Wraparound Support

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 10:00am

“I just wanted to congratulate with your staff for the great quality videos that are surrounding your work. During the videos I noticed many improvements in descriptions, camera captures and the quality of images. That’s very important for people that view the projects from home. Thanks.” “Thanks Giorgio, I’m a fortunate woodworker. Personally, I think […]

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A Long Post On My Feelings—Part II

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 8:40am

A long post  continued: The evolution of hand tools in my personal work life fascinated me only in the development of metal being mated to wood in the making of tools. Finding my first genuine Indian arrowhead lost in the wildness of the Texas Hill Country made me aware that the arrowhead wasn’t lost but […]

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A Long Post On My Feelings—Part I

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 12:46am

At first I felt daunted. The thought of moving so soon after returning to England from Wales (two years ago) reminded me of former struggles of tearing and down and rebuilding up. Here we’d been welcomed and we like our newfound friends. Even so, we soon found we needed a place to call our own, […]

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Workbench Videos 2 & 3 Are Up

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 7:32am

Yes, if you want to see episode two on YouTube you should go here. To see episode three now you will need to subscribe to woodworkingmasterclasses (free subscription) to see it now or wait two weeks when it will go up on YouTube. It has been tremendous to see the response to what I consider […]

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Saved Saw and Perfect Teeth

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 8:00am

So I added another R Groves tenon saw to my collection of working Groves saws. The eBay find was a no brainer for me because it was one I’m yet missing from my saw gatherings. There are still two or three to come that I know of and there may be others I don’t know […]

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Moving Out, Moving On!

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 6:07am

It seemed a little strange this past week or two but progress is after all progress. I’ve spent last few weeks dismantling nearly two year’s of work with the woodworking school and then the garage workshop experiment too. Both have been part of our ongoing success in that for every hammer blow striking the nail […]

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Workbench Wood

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 12:22pm

If you are searching out wood for parts of your workbench build here in the UK I found some very nice dry stock, flat straight and near knot free. Probably cost under £50 for a really nice bench. It was in Home Base, yes, I do mean Home Base (no kickback for me) in Oxford. […]

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Enter Woodworking Here!

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 8:27am

You want to start out in woodworking, or you’ve taken the first few steps. Whether that’s with hand tools or machines and you think you must have all things in place before you get started seriously. You know, 20 by 20 workshop, that perfect workbench everyone raves about, shelves and cupboards stuffed and stacked with […]

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Plane Giveaway!

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 3:38am

We reached 250,000 subscribers to my YouTube channel last week and I want to celebrate so I picked out one of my #4 Stanley planes as a giveaway. Giving away is not so new to us but it’s not been so public before. For years now we’ve always given away 2 class places in every […]

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My Workbench—The A to B Series

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 2:09am

I’m never too sure when it comes to talking about my work where making is replaced by teaching—every time I make I end up thinking about whether what I take for granted in my everyday work has additional value to those relying on keyboard dexterity synchronised with head knowledge. My world of designing, making and […]

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Repairing a Saw Handle Horn

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 6:51am

The saw handle on my R Groves rip had been damaged and poorly repaired. It happens and it’s not uncommon at all to find a saw horn damaged. The repair popped off at some time and I have put off the repair proper until I found the right time; that’s something I rarely do because […]

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We Keep Pressing On!

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 5:44am

When your life’s work becomes a reflection in the lives of others – when you see others learning your craft from you and you can watch from a distance as they grow – there is something unique taking place that defies the status quo. Leaving North Wales two years ago seemed yet another big step […]

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Thonet—Brilliance in Design: Part II

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 12:48pm

Thonet Chair Designs—What They Brought to the Table Michael Thonet chairs have on the one hand remained unchanged for almost two centuries and then enjoyed variations on the theme for decorative accentuation and individualising a design under Thonet’s concept. Working at my workbench I slipped into his entrepreneurial designer shoes as I embraced his commitment […]

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Thonet—Brilliance in Design: Part I

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 3:08am

Yup! My parents owned a set of six Thonet dining chairs and it was indeed Thonet who designed a chair that brought a truly democratised and radical product in chair form to our world of wooden seating. Dining chairs, office chairs and even rocking chairs of many a hundred thousand gradually came into full mass-production […]

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A New Project Series-A Bedside Cabinet

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 11:28am

I am sure you will enjoy following this series and making the cabinet too but even if you don’t make the actual cabinet there is much to learn from the series because it is the first time we have used my system of Mortise and Tenon joinery on a full project. To say that it […]

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Guides for New Woodworkers

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 4:01am

In order to best help new and beginner woodworkers to get the right foundation they need to progress their craft, we are providing a core series of beginner guides to bring clear focus on the basics of woodworking. We will explain more about the tools we consider essential to getting started, how we use them […]

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Left Versus Right

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 9:29am

In last week’s class I asked how many of the 11 students were left handed and five left hands went up. Hannah was there too so she made it an equal six and six and my being right and periodically left handed made for a perfect if not unusual balance. That being so, it made […]

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No Cell Phones!

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 3:27am

This past Friday it seemed, immersed in a unique silence of sorts that slowly descended on the workshop, men and women gathered around my workbench. My tools were sharp and ready to task and I watched the gathering shuffle onto their stools to find comfortable positions. To describe this sense of remarkable quiet would be […]

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