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  • New Summer Classes at College of the Redwoods
    If coming to the Mendocino Coast for the sheer natural beauty of the place isn’t enough… Every summer College of the Redwoods Fine Woodworking Program offers several excellent courses. Their three-week Tools and Techniques class is always very popular and is now offered as a one-week plane-making class (the tools part) followed by two weeks […]

  • “Holy Crap I’m a Plane-Maker!” by Scott Meek
    About a year ago, a strange thing happened. I was at a Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event in Raleigh, NC showing off some of my wood body planes. The one and only Roy Underhill was also there, with his spring pole lathe. As is proper with the world, Roy had a rather large crowd around him […]

  • School Days (Get Woodworking!)
    Yes, it’s that time of year again! Time for the College of the Redwoods Fine Woodworking Mid Winter Show and, as usual, the show is stunning. Check out the comprehensive gallery of the show’s offerings posted by Kari Logwood on her blog, WoodWabbet. I know we’re off the beaten path here in Fort Bragg, California, […]

  • Marc Spagnuolo’s “Hybrid Woodworking”
    When I heard about this book my first thought was, “Why hasn’t this been done before?” Hock Tools has benefited greatly by the renaissance of hand woodworking tools, skills, instruction and advocacy. Much of that thanks belongs to the efforts of Popular Woodworking magazine and books. That encouragement and the advent of the internet gave […]

  • Tom Fidgen’s “The Unplugged Woodshop: Hand-Crafted Projects for the Home & Workshop”
    A great gift idea for the woodworker who appreciates using handtools, especially one who steers clear of the din, dust and and danger of power tools, Tom Fidgen brings us The Unplugged Woodshop: Hand-Crafted Projects for the Home & Workshop. Tom’s previous book, Made by Hand, Furniture Projects from the Unplugged Woodshop, was Popular Woodworking […]

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Thanks for a great class today at the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking.




I took the carving class with Mickey this past weekend.