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  • Make a Krenov-style Wooden Plane
    It was James Krenov’s love of planes, much like the one in the photo above, that pulled me into the wonderful world of woodworking tools back in 1982. He waxed poetic in his books about the joys of using a … Continue reading

  • That’s a Lot of Pianos!
    Steinway and Sons recently unveiled their 600,000th piano, designed by Frank Pollaro: Named “The Fibonacci,” the piano’s veneer features the iconic Fibonacci spiral made entirely from six individual logs of Macassar Ebony, creating a fluid design that represents the geometric … Continue reading

  • A Quick Path to a Fresh Edge
    My friend and fellow t00l-maker Rob Hanson of Evenfall Studios has developed what may be the ultimate Scary Sharp workstation: the Magstrop Four. He’s designed a 15″ x 15″ bench hook with four abrasive platens that are held down by … Continue reading

  • Virtuoso! A New Book about H. O. Studley and His Tool Cabinet
      My hat is off to Don Williams. Again. Don’s depth of knowledge about how things are and were made is nearly bottomless. Retired from his post as Senior Furniture Conservator at the Smithsonian, Don is anything but just kickin’ back. … Continue reading

  • Handworks Worked!
    Handworks 2015 was hands down the most exciting and satisfying show Linda and I have ever done. The attendance was huge — there must have been a couple thousand of you that showed up from all over the world — we … Continue reading

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6/14/2015

Bob,

I just wanted to send you a quick note of thanks for hosting another great class!

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6/9/2015

Bob,

I wanted to say thank you again for the 2 day veneering class this weekend.

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