Monthly Archives: February 2013

“The Mechanics of Stropping – Why Stropping Works”

Another well-written, informative blog post from Joel, at Tools for Working Wood which I purloin with impunity. (This one has color illustrations!) This is a sharpening blog, after all, and I’m always on the lookout for sharpening tips, tricks, gadgets … Continue reading

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Scratch Stock Review from PWW

Popular Woodworking’s editor, Megan Fitzpatrick, wrote a review of our Scratch Stock. Her blog post is here (there’s a video!) and the review itself is here.  You can buy a HOCK Scratch Stock by clicking here. From HOCK TOOLS.com: HOCK … Continue reading

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“How to Ineffectively Sharpen Anything”

My friend Joel, at Tools for Working Wood, writes a great blog entry or two every week. When one of them is about sharpening, I take full and slothful advantage of his valuable input and link to it from here. … Continue reading

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Pulp… Friction?

You too, can create your own pulp magazine cover! It’s easy! And Fun!    Even though the cover is not nearly as, uh, gritty as the Science Stories cover above, I’ll take this opportunity to plug my book, The Perfect … Continue reading

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CR: Winter Show and Marketing Symposium Update

College of the Redwood’s Fine Woodworking Program’s Winter Show is on display now at Fort Bragg’s Town Hall and it is spectacular! Take a look at the comprehensive gallery of the work here.   They’ve recently built a Facebook page, too. … Continue reading

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“Irish Folk Furniture” video by Tony Donoghue

This short film — 8.5-minutes — is a real delight. Check it out! IRISH FOLK FURNITURE: Debuting at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival An animated documentary about repair and recycling in rural Ireland. Directed by Tony Donoghue. Funded by The … Continue reading

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How to Make a Board, by Dave Barry

Sorry, I’ve been asked by the very nice person at DaveBarry.com to remove the column that I had reprinted here. Mr. Barry’s assistant wrote, “Thanks for writing, but we don’t give anyone permission to post Dave’s columns online. Sorry!” It’s … Continue reading

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