Pocket Burnisher for Scrapers, Macarons and a Game Update

Birdcage Awl is also a Burnisher
If you read my previous birdcage awl post, you might recognize this tool. This was the real purpose of the tool, it is a fun and convenient twist that this tool also works as a pocket birdcage awl. This will allow a straight edge burnish and angled burnishes. This is ideal for curved burnishers.

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The Disadvantage of Outdoor Craft in Texas Has Driven Me Indoors.

So many projects waiting to be completed, but now the Texas heat is driving me indoors.

Two sets of tongue and groove planes are going to have to be finished, and soon, they are needed.   I have the parts lined up for making several spokeshaves, and that is also a nifty project that I want to write up a detailed instructional guide as I go.    A saw till, five planes, another unique tool and a scorp all waiting to be made.

The long memorial weekend finally arrived, but the heat drove me indoors.   The drive to create was too much and programming became irresistible.

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William Shakespeare, A Chronology Part 1, 1542-1564

In researching  Shakespeare I have gathered quite  a bit of  odd data.  Some of  this I have put into a chronology of sorts.  Let me  warn you that while  I have  made every effort to be  accurate, I cannot with all  honesty say that original sources from the […]

The Other Works of William Shakespeare, 003 Shakespeare Met

We arrived as hero’s. I had shot such deer before, but never without an adult. My aunt’s cook, Robin, who in truth ruled the house, spied William’s fish. He made such a commotion over the fish that Will surprised me by giving it to him.

The Other Works of William Shakespeare, 002 Shakespeare Met

I was sitting in a large moss covered oak tree on the bank of a creek just small enough to babble and just large enough to have pools. The roots by the creek were quite well exposed and through the windows that the roots framed, I could see fish swim and hunt and […]