Category Archives: tools

Gate Horse?

Last week I was splitting up a white oak log.  I used some of the pieces to throw together a low bench to be left outside.  I was ready to shave the ends of the legs down to two inch … Continue reading

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Adze Adjustments

I’ve been getting a lot of good questions from people that, unable to find a good bowl adze, wish to make the most out of a less-than-ideal adze or refurbish an antique adze head.  I’ve written about adzes in several … Continue reading

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An Encounter with a Woodworker

It was a balmy 35° F today, and I got out for a walk in the late afternoon as the sun was getting low.  As I was walking along the high bank above the river, I spied one of nature’s … Continue reading

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Lettering Large

I do have some bowls in process to share before long, but some photos from a couple recent lettering projects first.  I find myself adapting my tools and techniques according to the wood and the size and style of the … Continue reading

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Sam Understands V-tools

As I was watching my buddy, Sam, poke his head into the kitchen through the cat door as he often does, I got to thinking about v-tools.  Sam’s problem is also the problem of many v-tools: his bottom is too … Continue reading

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Flute Playing

I really admire people that can play musical instruments, all the more since I’ve tried to do so myself — with poor results.  For the past couple months, I’ve been playing around with a penny whistle, and you should hear … Continue reading

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The Return of the Swallows

This little guy was in the pear tree yesterday morning.  I hadn’t made any in awhile, which is a shame because they are a lot of fun to make.  I based the design on the swallow and their graceful curves … Continue reading

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