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You can’t make this stuff up. Milking the reindeer. Merry Christmas everyone.

So i’m reading the unpluggedshop blog aggregator and I happened upon this: https://blog.lostartpress.com/2016/11/09/for-your-bookshelf-peasant-art-in-sweden-lapland-and-iceland/ Great pictures of crafts in Sweden. So I’m showing the pictures to my wife on archive.org and no lie I flip the page and there is a … Continue reading

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Hurricane Hermine  took out the old gate

It was a crappy gate with a z brace screwed right to a cut up piece of pressure treated fence panel. To be fair to me, it was the gate that came with the house and I just kept scabbing … Continue reading

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Use a string along the centerline to draw an arc.

Or… The Mothers day chairs made from old pallets with help from some crusty 2×4’s. So, as you can see I was unhappy with the first arc. Right by my hand you will notice it runs off the edge of … Continue reading

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Stanley No. 1 Plane for sale for $1.02

Picture from Hammacher, Schlemmer & Co. – Tools and Benches for Manual Training and Technical Schools http://hdl.handle.net/2027/uc2.ark:/13960/t8hd7qj7p?urlappend=%3Bseq=6 I’m shamelessly hoping the Google overlords direct all would be searches for the unicorn Stanley Number 1 plane to this post. If you’d like to … Continue reading

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Arkansas stones hopefully forever.

Here’s my new set of stones and a strop. Washita, soft and black. I haven’t named them yet but since I’ll be spending a lot of time with them I’m thinking Larry, Curly and Moe. I have had them for … Continue reading

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Happy New Year time to flatten the top of my Roubo

Don’t ask me why I picked this as my first hand tool project. I ask myself everyday. Almost flat. The pencil mark trick I just learned helps find low spots. Kind of like blue ink and metal work which I … Continue reading

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Build and grow day

The shop is busy today building all those Christmas toy kits. Yes, you may think I’m a genius for getting the kids to build their own toys, but they got a bunch of mass market preassembled toys too. Can you … Continue reading

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