Author Archives: Isaac

Win one of my Roubo frame saws (or other great prizes)

Hand tool enthusiast James Wright (Wood By Wright on YouTube) has put together a great little contest called Tool Make 2017. I love this idea – document the process of building a hand tool, give it away to someone who’s … Continue reading

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Just checking in (and an announcement for my European customers)

The last several months have been taxing on both a personal and business level; the death of my brother, an unexpected surge in orders, developing a saw sharpening class for Lie-Nielsen, and outfitting myself for upcoming woodworking shows all met … Continue reading

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Lie-Nielsen Saw Sharpening Workshop – Warren, ME

If you’ve ever wanted to sharpen your own saws, but didn’t know where to start, I can’t think of a better setting to learn the skill than at Lie-Nielsen’s headquarters in beautiful Warren, ME. Lie-Nielsen has a well-deserved reputation for … Continue reading

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New product additions

For the last few months, I’ve been working on and experimenting with frame saws. Not my Roubo frame saws, but the European style that was used by Tage Frid. Finally, and after many delays, the hardware and blades for these … Continue reading

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Christmas and new order delays

Well, the last few weeks have been a blur around here. I’m still not sure what happened, but I’ve been blindsided by a sudden influx of new orders. While I should be able to fill existing orders before Christmas, any … Continue reading

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DVD – Build Your Own Classic Frame Saws

This summer, I was given the opportunity to shoot a video for Popular Woodworking. Over the course of two days in coastal Maine, we filmed a video that covers the construction and use of two frame saws; the first a … Continue reading

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Upcoming Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool EventĀ® – Edmonston, MD

40,000 square feet of architectural salvage and building supplies and home furnishings is a lot to search through in one day. Which is why I’m happy that I’ll be at the Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event hosted by Community Forklift both … Continue reading

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Upcoming show – Hearne Hardwoods Open House

I have attended this show for several years now, and it never fails to impress me. While the obvious attraction is the world class selection of a mind-boggling array of woods, the live music, catered foods, and guest demonstrators (I’m … Continue reading

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Lie-Nielsen 2016 Open House

Just a few days to go until the Lie-Nielsen Open House up in Maine…if you’re still on the fence, it’s time to hop down and get in your car. This is LN’s 35th anniversary, and it looks like they’re putting … Continue reading

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YouTube videos from Wood by Wright – building a rebate-saw plane and Roubo frame saw

A little over a month ago, James Wright ordered a rebate saw-plane fence kit and Roubo frame saw kit from me. At the time, I had not heard of him, so it was a pleasant surprise when I learned that … Continue reading

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