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  • 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. […]

  • Last Minute Invite for those in San Francisco
      Our friends, Sarah and Tobyn have been meeting with some real success with knives they’ve crafted from Hock Tools’ kitchen knife blades, and their other wood works. We received this invitation and website announcement from them: dear friends, we want to let you know this saturday, december 13th we will be at heath ceramics in […]

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Testimonials

1/11//2015

Hi Bob,

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

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2/16//2015

Bob,

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

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