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  • The Essential Sharpening Collection
    There is a real bargain to be had over at Popular Woodworking’s Shop Woodworking store. It’s a package deal with eight of the best resources available to improve your sharpening game. They’ve included an everyone-should-have side-clamping honing guide along with Christopher … Continue reading

  • 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

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Hi Bob,

Fantastic class last week!




I wanted to thank you for the knowledge and confidence that came to me as a
result of the class.