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Blog entry by Philip Edwards posted 01-26-2007 09:41 AM 887 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Folks
Thought it was about time I got my Blog going (Martin has been nagging me for long enough). A little background info….
My name is Phil, I’m 36 and live in Poole, Dorset in the UK. I’ve been woodworking as a hobby for about 6 years and love it! I married to my long sufferering “Wood-Widow” Fiona and have a lovely daughter Sophie, aged 6.
Since getting interested in woodwork after watching the great Norm Abram I’ve been buying tools and making sawdust and have finally reached the stage where I have run out of excuses. I just need to make stuff!
We moved house in the summer of last year and I have just about got my new workshop set up and finely tuned. My workshop is a two car garage (not that you could fit a car in there now!!) and I have insulated the walls, fitted new electrics and painted all surfaces to give a clean and warm(ish) place to work.
My passion are hand tools, planes in particular. I am mesmerized by fine shavings flying across the bench. Although I couldn’t do without my powered buddies, the tablesaw and thicknesser. And maybe a router or two…...;)
I’ve been fortunate to have had some of my projects published in the UK woodwork magazines and currently write the odd article for “The Woodworker” magazine. And any spare time is spent working on my website or rocking with my band, “The Racket”.
Best regards

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#1 posted 01-26-2007 09:56 AM

Phil, you rock!

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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Martin Sojka

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#2 posted 01-26-2007 12:48 PM

ha.. now everybody knows how I get bloggers to maintain their LJ blogs.. I’m official nagger now LOL

I’m glad you’ve decided to try it out here, Phil. But I’m sure it will be tough for you to handle so many online activities.

So Jocks, let’s encourage Phil to assign his LJ blog the highest priority ;)

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#3 posted 01-26-2007 01:07 PM

Martin, are you corrupting us? Turning us into LJ naggers?? :)

Phil, it sounds like you are having a wonderful, fulfilling life!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 01-26-2007 03:44 PM

Phil, I have been enjoying your website for a while. I picked up the link to your website from Matt’s Basement Workshop. Your new plane is awesome!


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#5 posted 01-26-2007 03:53 PM

No, Debbie, we were probably already corrupted, Martin is the nagger, our job is just to heckle others. (Well MY job is to heckle others)

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Philip Edwards

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#6 posted 01-26-2007 03:57 PM

Thank you all for the kind comments!! You’ve got me blushing already…..;)
I’ll do my best to share my woodworking adventures.
Thanks all,

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