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  • Rob Porcaro on Chosera and Nagura
    I have taken advantage of Rob Porcaro’s expertise and generosity a couple of times (here and here) in the past and do so again today with impunity. Rob has three recent posts on his Heartwood blog that may be of interest to you, the sharpening literati. The first is about his love affair with his […]

  • Adam’s Hock block plane kit
    Originally posted on Midnight Woodworking:
    Last weekend, Adam bought a block plane kit form Hock Tools, at the Woodworking in America market place. We finally had the time, this weekend, to put it together. Clamping and drilling the body I tried to let Adam do as much of the work as possible, but I had…

  • Trees with Meaning 2
    Before relocating to Fort Bragg, Linda and I lived in Monrovia, an older suburb in the foothills east of Los Angeles. We lived on Olive Street but few olive trees did. Instead Olive Street was lined with grand, old California Live Oaks (Quercus agrifolia). We lived there for two years during which time we purchased a ten-year […]

  • Trees with Meaning 1
    When our 26-year old son Sam was in the first grade, the first and second grade classes went on a field trip to the Georgia Pacific lumber mill here in Fort Bragg. Designed primarily for processing the huge logs typical of the Coastal Redwood Sequoia Sempervirens, this mill closed shop some years back, having too few trees […]

  • Popular Woodworking Article about Ejler Hjorth-Westh
    If you subscribe to Sharp & to the Point, the Hock Tools newsletter, you probably know that my wife Linda Rosengarten is editor-in-chief, correspondent on the spot, interviewer, photograph archivist, etc. Linda also wrote an insightful and entertaining profile of furniture-maker, Ejler Hjorth-Westh for the August issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine. Many of you had […]

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The SAPFM meeting on Saturday was excellent.  The presentations were very interesting.




Thank you for the email.  I will be attending Matt’s on SUNDAY. For feedback, Matt’s classes are great.