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  • New Knife Kits!
    Two New Knife Kits – The 8” Slicing/Carver and The 8” Chef’s Great news! Hock Tools just released two new kitchen knife kits. The  8” slicing/carving and 8” Chef’s knife kits are easily built and immensely satisfying projects. Together with our paring knife and 5” chef’s knife kits, you can now build a classic (and […]

  • Basic Sharpening Kits to help you Get Woodworking 2015!
      Hey, it’s that time of year again! Time to Get Woodworking! If you or anyone you know has been wanting, waiting, wishing about woodworking, it’s time to step off the curb and join the parade. This week will see plenty of entries from woodworking bloggers and enthusiasts that will try to make the leap […]

  • Fine Woodworking Program’s Winter Show!
    The College of the Redwoods Fine Woodworking Program’s 2015 Winter Show is open! And, as is the case each year, it is absolutely stunning! You have to hurry, though, as it only runs through the 8th. The reception will be this Friday, the 6th, and is always a great party. I will, once again, be at […]

  • Two NEW Knife Kits — See Them First in San Diego!
      We’ve added a beautiful 8″ Chef’s Knife kit and a matching Slicer/Carver kit to compliment our popular 5″ Chef’s and 3.5″ Paring Knife kits. Linda and I will be at the Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event at Palomar College in San Marcos, California this weekend, January 23 and 24. Along with our usual assortment of the best blades, […]

  • Another Rave Review for The Perfect Edge
      If this looks like shameless self promotion, well, it is. Please forgive me for basking in the glow of Norman Reid’s new review of my book, The Perfect Edge, The Ultimate Guide to Sharpening for Woodworkers. Mr. Reid offers a chapter-by-chapter review that’s so nice it makes me want to re-read my own work. […]

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Hi Bob,

I wanted to thank you again for the excellent woodworking fundamentals class. 




My name is John Jardin and it is an honor to hear from of my all time greatest woodworking instructors.