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Handworks 2017

I was on a roll for a couple months, doing more woodworking than I had in a while.  Then the end of April I accepted a new job at Penguin Computing and I have done no woodworking since.  That is … Continue reading

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WIA 2013

I attended Woodworking in America (WIA) for the third time, helping Mike run the handtool olympics booth. I made it to only two talks this year, but both were excellent.  One was a talk by Peter Galbert on how he … Continue reading

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WIA 2011

I went with Mike Siemsen and the rest of the handtool olympics crew to Woodworking in America this year.  It was my second time, and again, it was a very educational and inspiring weekend. WIA is nothing like the woodworking … Continue reading

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Class at Inside Passage

“You didn’t come here for a woodworking vacation, did you?” In June 2007, with the help of a guild scholarship, I took a five-day Curves and Veneers class from Inside Passage School of Fine Woodworking (IP).  On the first morning, … Continue reading

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Chairing

When I went to Woodworking in America in ’09, Jeff Hand and I agreed we’d take a chair-building class from Jim Van Hoven. There were four of us who went together to run the hand-tool olympics booth. We drove down … Continue reading

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Learning From Teaching

I’ve heard a number of fine woodworkers say they usually learn something while teaching woodworking to others. Last night I saw a small example of how that works. It was Sunday evening and we had a little time in the … Continue reading

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