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Drastic Measures

Here is the same 1 1/4" chisel back after about two hours of flattening work. I tried several methods, coarse India oilstone, Shapton 320 grit glasstone and 800 grit waterstone. Progress was made but... read more

Wenzloff Dovetail Saw

As requested, here is a photo of the Dovetail Saw which Mike made for me. It is very nice indeed and the handle is absolutely fabulous. Quite one of the most comfortable and well... read more

Old Tools and Hollow stones

Referring back to Flattening Traditional Oilstones on 15th Nov 07, here is a picture of the rounding or bellying of a chisel back, caused by many years sharpening on a hollow oilstone.... read more

Alan Peters Book

I am delighted to note that Alan Peters' book Cabinetmaking The Professional Approach is due to be republished in the autumn this year at about £20. NB I have edited this page in the light... read more

Jamestown and Bideford

This is the last day of the year when the 400th anniversary of the founding of the Jamestown settlement was celebrated in America and some parts of the UK. Unfortunately we heard very little of... read more