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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

Classic Handtools

Perhaps you have seen my Chistmas round up of new tools for Furniture & Cabinetmaking magazine, Issue 135? I made a grave mistake by failing to mention that several of them are only available in... read more

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