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Sharp Skate 4

Harrelson “Hap” Stanley of GetSharper has made some serious improvements to his Sharp Skate honing guide. The Sharp Skate makes side-sharpening plane irons and chisels a cinch. The cylindrical body houses a clamp that can accommodate blades up to 2-5/8″ wide. The … Continue reading

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The Krenov School Mid-Winter Show 2017

The Krenov School Mid-Winter Show opens tomorrow, the 14th, for just 10 days. It’s at Town Hall, 363 No. Main Street in Fort Bragg, California. The reception will be next Friday, the 20th. This show is always a stunning display … Continue reading

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Bazinga Bubinga

So long, Bubinga — we were just getting to know ya’. Here it is January 2017 and you’ve been added to the CITES list (appendix II) of  “species that are not necessarily now threatened with extinction but that may become so unless … Continue reading

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This Amazing Tool Auction Closes on the 16th!

The College of the Redwoods Fine Woodworking Program was gifted an extensive hand-tool collection to sell as a fund-raiser for scholarships. The auction is here: https://www.32auctions.com/CRFineFurniture and closes on the 16th. There are 127 items — a full range of high-quality tools. … Continue reading

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Hock Blade in a Lie-Nielsen Plane?

We are often asked if our blades will fit in a Lie-Nielsen plane. The answer is… usually. Hock blades will drop in to many Lie-Nielsen bench planes but there can be a problem with the breaker fit. And, no, Hock breakers don’t … Continue reading

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WIA Report

We had a great time at Woodworking in America! I offered a brief Q&A about sharpening that a number of woodworkers actually attended (you never know…) I hope everyone who did learned something new about sharpening. Otherwise, at least during conference hours, I spent most … Continue reading

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Breaker Breaker, Good Buddy!

  I confess that I spent many years of my tool-making life doubting that chip breakers break chips. I went so far as to start calling them cap irons in a feeble effort to shake what appeared to be a … Continue reading

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