Archive for January, 2009

Jan

27

Safe Woodworking with Sawstop

By Jeremie

In my school days (a number of years back now), I had the bizarre experience of seeing the thumb of the father of a friend of mine. That doesn’t sound so bizarre I hear you thinking, and it wouldn’t have been, except for the fact that I was viewing the thumb wrapped in plastic wrap, […]

Jan

20

Woodwork Tools Providing a Brighter Future

By Jeremie

I stumbled across this inspiring article on a charity that is giving farmers in Malawi new hope by providing them with woodwork tools, and training them in the art of greenwood turning. The turning is done on a pole lathe they have made themselves! The simple sounding aim of the project is to teach farmers […]

Jan

15

The Drawknife – Lethal Weapon or Useful Woodwork Tool?

By Jeremie

One of my favourite woodwork tools in the toolbox is an old drawknife that I picked up from a second hand shop for $10. At first glance, the drawknife could be mistaken for some sort of medieval weapon or disembowelling instrument. Basically it consists of a sharpened blade several inches long (varying sizes are available), […]

Jan

7

Woodwork Tools

By Jeremie

I think it is fair to say that anyone with a passion for woodwork, generally shares an equal passion for their woodwork tools. After all, it is the knowledge of your woodwork tools, and your skill in using them that plays a huge part in the enjoyment, satisfaction, and results achieved in your workshop. Powered […]