Category Archives: Beginnings

Stories about the stuff that got me to this place

Saw Problem?

I had a lot of handsaws in various places around the shop. Some were just in the way. I needed to make a saw till but just couldn’t decide on a design. Discussions with Mark and Doug were very helpful … Continue reading

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445 Jack Plane finished

This is the wood hand plane I built in less than a week in Scott Meeks online plane making class as it appeared in the prior post. Made of quarter sawn White Oak it is my 445 Jack Plane. Named … Continue reading

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I don’t know this tree species, do you?

I procured this piece of what had been a sailboat keel and ribs on the West Coast about 35 years ago. The boat had been commissioned and it took the lone maker about a year to get the keel and … Continue reading

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Hello world!

I started this blog to share what I do in my shop hoping that putting those things into words and pictures will help me grow in my craft.

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