Monthly Archives: October 2011

Clapton’s Guitar

Bob Lang posted a video of a film shot in the Martin Guitar factory in 1939. It’s a wonderful look at production fine-woodworking in the heyday of the Martin factory. It reminded me of a book I read a few … Continue reading

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Rust, Part 1

An excerpt from The Perfect Edge, The Ultimate Guide to Sharpening for Woodworkers: Rust Any discussion about steel is incomplete without mentioning rust. Rust is the product of the oxidation of iron. Iron and oxygen are eager to combine and … Continue reading

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peachey’s ten commandments of sharpening

I’ve written before about Jeff Peachy, book binder and conservator. Though book binders do little woodworking, they often use woodworking tools to ply their craft, sometimes in more demanding ways than woodworking presents. So I found his Ten Commandments of … Continue reading

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Good News about David Charlesworth!

Frank Byers posted an update and I thought I’d pass it along: David Charlesworth is home and on the mend. Very weak, very grateful and very happy to be alive. Good to hear him sounding positive. Hopes to spend lots … Continue reading

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Outreach for David Charlesworth

David Charlesworth is in the hospital with pneumonia and could use a little help. David is a valuable and generous member of our community. Let’s give a little to help him and his family through a tough time. From Frank … Continue reading

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LN Hand Tool Event @ The Crucible this Weekend!

Linda and I will set up shop at the Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event at The Crucible in Oakland, California this weekend. We always have a great time at The Crucible and this time, being October instead of February it should … Continue reading

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