Now that I am retired, I had the time to finally go to school to better my hand skills. I chose to go to the Woodwright’s School in Pittsboro, North Carolina. Now, I’ve been watching Roy Underhill’s PBS program off and on for years, and it h...
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Location: Clearwater, Florida, USA
Retired as of last Thanksgiving. Now I have lots of time for wood!
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Living here in sunny FLA, we don’t have to worry about ice and snow. But, we do get the occasional tornado. And hurricanes are not unheard of. So, as my hand tool collection has grown over the years, it suddenly occurred to me that if I h...
After seeing numerous posts, and watching it in action on The Woodwright’s Shop, I decided that the double screw bench vise just might come in handy. I sure could’ve used it when I was sawing the 40 sets of dovetails for my tool chest! Her...
About 25 years ago I got bit by the hand tool bug. I was a relative novice woodworker, but was doing pretty well with power tools. But, I’ve always been a history buff, and the idea of working wood the way our ancestors did was intriguing....