Category Archives: tools

Chisels and Alchemy

“If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.” – Carl Sagan Lately I have been designing a new piece that calls for many small dovetails. The chisels that I use now, while … Continue reading

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Smoothing Plane

Last week I took some time to build a nice smoothing plane.  It turned out well, and I feel that, in time, we will become close friends. “I began to think of the plane as being the cabinetmaker’s violin; the … Continue reading

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“Growing up with animals is enriching, but also habit forming: later on in life, if you aren’t with them, you miss them. …Now with a house and a workshop I can have pets – this time, cats.  Two black ones.  … Continue reading

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Miniature Punching Cradle

Available now through my Etsy Store. Miniature Punching cradle, used to pierce signatures prior to sewing. This cradle is designed for miniature books 5.5″ long or less. Working space: l: 5.5″ x h: 2″ x w: 2.75″ Total dimensions: l: … Continue reading

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Rosewood Bookbinder’s Folder no. 55

For sale now in my Etsy shop. Rosewood (bone) folder for book binding, box making or paper arts. Folder Dimensions: L: 5.75″ x 1″ Box Dimensions: L: 7.75″ x W: 3.5″ x H: 2.5″ I rarely use power tools, instead … Continue reading

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Small Dovetail Marker

I made an Ebony dovetail marker to use with my new marking knife.  I plan to make several dovetailed walnut boxes, so this new marker will be a welcome addition to the tool chest. I typically use a sliding bevel … Continue reading

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New Illumination: First Look

    Available soon through my Etsy shop.

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