Category Archives: tools

Leather Working Tote

I cleaned out my recently revamped tote that holds the my key leather working tools.  It was good to see the bottom of the box again and pull out the non-essential items.  The less used items have their own canvas … Continue reading

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Mallets and Other Simple Wooden Implements

As I sort and cull my tools (and life) I want to share some past projects that may seem too simple to consider.  I am not always on the path to a handmade life but I’m also never far from … Continue reading

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More Shaving Horses and My Mobile Set-up

A shaving horse is an invaluable tool if you create or work with odd-shaped objects that are otherwise difficult to clamp or need to constantly move around.  A horse, in combination with a small bench of the same height can … Continue reading

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Shaving Horse

Reposted from 2008; what a different life it seems now. Here is one of my favorite old shave horses. It is made from a plank chainsawed from an enormous pin-oak limb that came down during a storm years ago. It … Continue reading

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Don’t be afraid, sharpen your knives!

Talk about convergent timing … It seems that Paul Sellars was reading my mind when he put up another useful video early today. This is a bit of a ramble I’ve been pecking around on for a while now.  Sometime … Continue reading

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