Category Archives: Tool Sharpening

Picture Frames & DMT Stones

Over the weekend I was able to install the two large floater frames recently completed, aka The VanDamFloat.  Might as well name them in my clients honor!  The paintings are quite large and this step wouldn’t have been possible without … Continue reading

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Shop Happenings Since Last Post

VanDam Floater Frame I’m in a holding pattern on the two, large floater frames right now.  In the last post they were almost completed.  Thankfully my client is willing to help with the installation of them and the earliest time … Continue reading

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Hand Tool Class Ends

We just wrapped up the 6 week Hand Tool class at Wooditis here in Las Vegas.  Wooditis is a great place where woodworkers from all over the valley come to learn the craft.  The owner, Jamie Yocono,  has really developed her school … Continue reading

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Hand Tool Class Session #3

This week marks the half way point in the class I’m teaching at WoodItIs here in Las Vegas.  WoodItIs is a wonderful school located in North Las Vegas and founded by Jamie Yocono.  She has expanded the physical size of … Continue reading

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Dowel Making Video: My First Hi-Tech Attempt

Never stop learning, experimenting, and pushing yourself that’s my mantra!  Probably what lead me from running 10K’s, to marathons, and then trail ultras of 50-100 miles but isn’t that what life is for?  The next step on the Armoire will … Continue reading

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Preparing a Hock Blade for my #7

The plane I use for jointing my edges is a corrugated bottom, #7 Stanley that dates back to the mid 1920’s or so.  It has the original sweetheart blade that is laminated plus it has the low profile knob which … Continue reading

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