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  • Trip Report — International Boatbuilding Training College
    We didn’t really get to mess around with boats much on our visit to the International Boatbuilding Training College last week. But we did get a grand tour of this remarkable facility on Oulton Broad in Lowestoft, Suffolk, said to be England’s … Continue reading

  • Trip Report — The European Woodworking Show 2015
    Linda and I had the great privilege to attend The European Woodworking Show at Cressing Temple Barns near Braintree, Essex, a bit north of London, England. The venue was spectacular with over 90 vendors and exhibitors in both barns, event … Continue reading

  • Bevel-Up Wooden Plane How-To
    Here’s a great way to make a bevel-up wooden plane! This how-to article by Jacques Breau, available at Canadian Woodworking Magazine’s website, is well-written, with clear illustrations and excellent photos. The blade specified in the article is HOCK TOOLS’ #PL200, which normally comes … Continue reading

  • 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