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  • 2016 Fine Woodworking Mid Winter Show!
    The students at College of the Redwoods* Fine Woodworking Program have opened their 2016 Mid Winter Show and it is stunning! The students start working on these projects after the requisite six-week training in the fundamentals every fall semester. They … Continue reading

  • Sharpen the Saw — Part 3
    Jointing Careful sharpening can help avoid the need for jointing the teeth but when the teeth are of an uneven height, the first step in saw sharpening is jointing them even. It is extremely easy to joint the teeth with … Continue reading

  • Sharpen the Saw – Part 2
    Tools Saw Vise To sharpen a saw, you need a way to hold it securely while you’re filing it. “Official” saw vises are available at second-hand sources (or this great new one from Gramercy) but it’s very easy to make … Continue reading

  • Sharpen the Saw – Part 1
    I’ve fielded a few questions lately about saw sharpening (obviously from woodworkers who haven’t yet read my book on sharpening for woodworkers) and thought this would be a good time to give away (most of) a sample chapter. I hope … Continue reading

  • Trip Report — International Boatbuilding Training College
    We didn’t really get to mess around with boats much on our visit to the International Boatbuilding Training College last week. But we did get a grand tour of this remarkable facility on Oulton Broad in Lowestoft, Suffolk, said to be England’s … Continue reading