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Location: Toronto, Canada
Website: workingbyhand.wordpress.com

I was born in 1970.
Educated as a computer scientist - specializing in image processing/computer vision, and usability of objects.
I live in Toronto, Canada.

I've spent the last 12 years renovating my house. Nearing the end now (if there really is an end!). Finally getting to the point where I can concentrate on woodworking... well after the workshop is fitted out and the workbench whose wood has been acclimatizing for years is built!

I'm a keen rhykenologist - focusing on block planes. I have become an avid tool collector, mostly Millers Falls and Sargent. I do some tool restoration, and research on tool history. Would eventually like to get involved with some tool design.

Over the years I have become more interested in how the use of tools and objects has affected our development, how they are designed and how they have evolved.

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started topic used hand tools in Vancouver? 05-01-2014 05:33 PM
added blog entry Tool study #6: The now somewhat "rare" Millers Falls No.42 coping saw 03-22-2014 01:26 PM
added blog entry A Krenov-style plane making workshop at Lee Valley (Toronto) 03-22-2014 01:13 PM
replied on Worth Wood Planes 02-08-2014 09:28 PM
commented on Rhykenology #9: "Buck Rogers" planes from Millers Falls - Part 2 02-01-2014 10:54 PM
added blog entry Rhykenology #9: "Buck Rogers" planes from Millers Falls - Part 2 01-30-2014 07:55 PM
added blog entry Tips for buying vintage planes online 01-23-2014 03:04 AM
added blog entry Rhykenology #8: The block planes of superheroes! 01-02-2014 11:35 PM
added blog entry Rhykenology #6: Another weirder aluminum plane – “THE BOSTON” 12-28-2013 05:01 PM
added blog entry Rhykenology #7: Weird aluminum planes 12-21-2013 03:53 AM
added blog entry Tool study #5: Millers Falls No.104 drill 12-19-2013 03:48 AM
added blog entry Rhykenology #5: Cloned planes (Part 3) 12-13-2013 03:16 AM
added blog entry Rhykenology #4: Cloned planes (Part 2) 12-12-2013 02:35 AM
added blog entry Rhykenology #3: Cloned planes (Part 1) 12-10-2013 08:35 PM
commented on Handplane Restoration #26: Interesting middle of the road approach 12-04-2013 02:02 AM

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#1 posted 04-02-2013 02:11 AM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#2 posted 04-02-2013 02:28 AM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy !
Because I often get asked questions by new members I’ve included the answers to the most( FAQ) along with my welcoming message to LJs.
You should know that posting questions or projects here (your profile page) will not get you very many responses’ just because it’s your profile page not part of a main forum. To post in a main forum read below.
Want to know how to post something?
See the drop-down box underneath my Lumberjocks in the upper right hand corner. Click on the arrow and select which type of posting you want to make (Project, Blog entry, Forum topic). This will take you to the appropriate page and you just fill in the form.
Sending Private messages(PMs) to other members
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Contact:
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Just for the record even though I have a large number of post I’m not involved with LJs management ,I’m just another member.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 04-02-2013 09:45 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- Todd

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#4 posted 04-02-2013 04:31 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks – enjoy the community.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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