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How to Start Working Wood (part 2), What Should You Make First?

“What’s a good beginner project?” I hear this question a lot on woodworking forums and discussion groups.  A novice wants to get into woodworking, but he or she doesn’t know what to make first. I admit I don’t quite understand … Continue reading

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The Hardest Part of Learning to Sharpen

The other day, I was teaching a friend to sharpen his plane iron, and it got me thinking about sharpening.  Of all the skills I have learned while working wood, sharpening has been the most life-changing. It started with chisels … Continue reading

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The One Essential Hand Tool

I have a favorite hand tool, one which has been with me (in one form or another) for most of my life.   It’s my most-used hand tool, and the one I would be most reluctant to part with.  It’s … Continue reading

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