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Finally, I can make a decent cut with a Western Saw!

I took the day off to get dental work and found that my dental issues were not as bad as I feared. So there was nothing for it, I went to the Dallas Lie Neilsen Tool Event.

It was a very important day for me. As a woodworker, I have suffered from the inability to […]

CedarAmp

I made an ‘amplifier’ for my iphone.

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A Tale of Two Screwdrivers

Sadly my favorite screwdrivers of old are beginning to show their age. Not much life left in the few that haven’t gotten lost or broken. While searching the web for a good ratcheting driver, I found a very interesting screwdriver. It is called a double drive screwdriver. Kobalt makes it and Lowe’s carries it. After […]

Striking Saws

I am charmed by rustic tools. Extreme simplicity, implied durability and the clear functionality speak strongly to me. I am delighted when I can capture that in a tool that I make.

Here are several recently made tools that are unique, simple, solid and quite functional.

This shows them sheathed and unsheathed. I […]

Rust Removal

There are a lot of simple ways to soak off rust. Here is a comparison of several of these. All the items used in these tests were totally covered in rust before treating.

On the left one part molasses to six parts water for one week. On the right citric acid in water for two […]