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Some of my latest saws

The color and grain in this piece of apple were particularly striking.  

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Rebate saw-plane

I’ve wanted to make one of these since I saw Tom Fidgen’s version of the tool. While making the plane body and the saw blade presented no particular challenges, the fence was problematic. My original intent was to use wooden … Continue reading

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A pair of saws with Thuya burl handles

When a customer first contacted me about making a pair of saws with Thuya burlĀ for their handles, I pled total ignorance of the wood. After a brief discussion and a bit of research, I agreed to try it out. Not … Continue reading

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Who ya callin’ yeller?

This is one of my latest saws, a ten inch dovetail saw. I made it for myself, so it is a left-handed model (bolt heads and stamp on what is usually considered the back side of the saw). The handle … Continue reading

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It’s a live…

…a live edge, that is. After seeing several infill planes in desert ironwood, a customer sent me a piece of his own to use for a saw handle. This saw had two firsts for me – working with desert ironwood … Continue reading

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Nothing Gold Can Stay

The three saws shown in my last post are all wrapped up and working their way across the big pond. Working with stainless steel presented some new challenges, but it’s hard to dwell on those when the last thought and … Continue reading

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Introducing three new saw models

These have been in the works for some time, and I am happy to finally add them to my website. Those who stopped by my booth at WIA may recognize them, as they were all on display there.   Nine … Continue reading

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The good apple

As if to prove that a bad apple does not always spoil the rest, today I finished the saw below. Where the bad apple was full of contrasts and surprises, this one is subtle and dignified.     Twelve inch … Continue reading

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A bad apple

Even plain apple is an attractive wood, but this particular piece has a lot going on. With so much character, it may not be for everyone, but I find it rather striking.     Ten inch dovetail saw with brass … Continue reading

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An underappreciated wood

For reasons not entirely clear to me, American beech, one of my favorite domestic woods, is often looked down on. No doubt this disdain stems in part, or largely, from its wide use in cheap or second-rate tools, where it … Continue reading

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