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Small Plow Plane Box Complete

In the last blog I discussed how this project has gotten away from me and my tendency to get pretty darn obsessive with most everything.  I’d like to think that there are  other woodworkers out there who, like me; get as much enjoyment … Continue reading

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Assembled but Still a Ways to Go!

Assembling projects is always a stressful time and I believe most woodworkers tend to agree with me about that.  Think about it; all of your work and effort up to this point can be ruined with one bad assembly error! … Continue reading

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Antique Victorian Bell Commission

I love getting projects that are interesting and challenge my woodworking skills.  This is a picture of an antique, Victorian book store bell that will be going on a restored, 110 year old farmhouse in Oregon.  A man found me … Continue reading

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Hand Cut Dovetails — Mass Produced?

One down and seven corners to go for this first run of these dovetailed, sliding lid boxes.  The Lore of the Dovetail is one that has always interested me.  Obviously I’m not alone in that since I’ve had numerous students … Continue reading

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Dovetailed Boxes with Spalted Maple Lid

Work is progressing nicely on the sliding lid, dovetailed boxes using the pieces of Spalted Maple I received as a gift.  If you recall my last post I referred to this wood as being “punky” — wonder what that means? … Continue reading

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Mystery Box Postponed

You probably recall what I referred to as my Mystery Box project.  That was because the end use for it couldn’t be divulged as it was for marketing an item my client wanted to “keep under wraps”.  Apparently there’s quite … Continue reading

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Mr. Melvin Wilson, Metal Shop Antioch High School

When I was in high school, back in the 60’s at Antioch, California I was a shop rat.  Partly because I’d managed to get kicked out of many other classes but mostly because those (and band) were the types of … Continue reading

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