Tag Archives: woodworking

Wine, women and woodworking…a well-travelled life

When I was a wee lad of four, my civil-engineering dad’s work took us to live in Puerto Rico. By the time we left, at age six, I took with me my (now long gone) vintage GI Joe and a … Continue reading

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Pasta Drying Rack for my Lady–and my tummy.

Last September, I took a business trip to Seattle. My lady and I decided to combine it with some pleasure travel to visit her niece in Portland, Oregon. If you’ve never been there, it’s a wine-lover’s and foodie paradise. Even … Continue reading

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An ode to Awl

There have been many times where I could have used a good scratch awl. They’re great for: Making pilot holes for nails, brads and screws to prevent splitting (see Hand Tools: Their Ways and Workings by Aldren Watson. This text … Continue reading

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Doug Stowe’s 3″ x 3″ box

I thought it would be a good time to take a break from rehabbing vintage tools to actually build a project with them. So I pulled a copy of “Basic Box Making,” by Doug Stowe from my bookshelf. I’ve always … Continue reading

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East Coast Tool Hunting

I was in the DC area recently on business and extended my stay by a day to visit with family. And to try my hand at vintage tool hunting back east. That is why you’re reading this post right? Virginia … Continue reading

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Disston Backsaw Rehab-1 Cleaning, repairing and rehabbing

Disston Backsaw Rehab-1 Cleaning, repairing and rehabbing I was in Salt Lake City recently on business. After dinner I slipped into my pajamas to watch tv and do one of my favorite on-the-road activities—look for tools on Ebay. Now that … Continue reading

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My hand tool journey

Two years ago, my girlfriend and I visited her movie-star looking friend, Dagne, in Arizona. After a hike with her husband, the four of us did some antiquing at a rural shop. It was there I found a Stanley #4 … Continue reading

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