Category Archives: Woodworking

Finally Found a Lumber Yard

My day job is M-F, 8-5.  I’m thankful that I have such a job.  I’m home every evening and off every weekend.  However, it does make having access to certain things a little difficult.  Dr.’s appointments for instance require planning … Continue reading

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Longboard?-Part 1

My nephew was in from college a couple of weeks ago and told me that he had a project for us to work on over the long Thanksgiving break. me..”Sure, no problem.  What do you want to make?” him…”A new … Continue reading

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Kanna Fabrication Notes

I didn’t feel like working in the shop the last few days.  I put my creative efforts to work at the drawing board, instead. Trying to find detailed instructions for fabricating a kanna dai is challenging.  There is a decent … Continue reading

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If I Can’t do it Right…

…I can at least learn from my mistakes. Well crap!  Here I was, all pleased with my freshly minted kanna.  Wrote a post all about it.  Showed it off…blah,blah, blah. Everything was right with my world, but then…

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Kanna Blade Identification-Can you Help?

I’m asking for your help.  I was recently asked about the blade in one of my kanna.  That question made me realize that I know nothing about the Japanese plane blades that I own.  I’m hoping that some of you … Continue reading

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The Anarchist’s Design Book-First Thoughts

I have eagerly awaited the arrival of Christopher Schwarz’ latest book, The “Anarchist’s Design Book“, since he first hinted at it with the working title “Furniture of Necessity” way back in 2012.  The term vernacular furniture was bantered about in … Continue reading

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Honey Do-Kitchen Island-Part 2-Complete

I spent the week just as I predicted in my last post.  Several evenings this week were spent filling nail holes, sanding and applying three coats of Minwax Polyshades.  I have to admit that this Polyshades goop is a decent … Continue reading

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