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USA versus UK language usage

There is one variation of usage which has struck me forcibly after many years of reading American magazines and Reviews. Larry Williams' wooden moulding plane making dvd was described recently on Woodnet as being quite... read more

Flattening Traditional Oilstones

I have been watching Larry Williams excellent new dvd on the making of traditional side escapement wooden planes, which has just been published by Lie-Nielsen The working example is a matched pair, a round... read more

Short Course Dates 08 and Entertainment

Finally and regretfully, slightly later than advertised, short course dates for 2008 are now posted on my website. They are available from late January, which is a departure from the usual schedule. I go into a... read more

Hand Planing In Popular Woodworking

I am very pleased to see my hand planing article featured on the front cover of the October issue of Popular Woodworking. It seems to have created some splendid discussion on the Woodnet Forum, demonstrating... read more