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Saw Design

As I sit here at home sick with the flu and literally stewing in my own juices, my mind wanders, Continue Reading →

For Sale: D8 Rip w/ Thumbhole SOLD!

        Disston & Sons D8: 26 inches, 4.5 pts, filed rip with 0 deg. rake, c. 1900. Continue Reading →


                                   1874 was a Continue Reading →

Decoding Smith’s ‘Key’

The following article was recently published in ‘American Period Furniture, 2013′, the annual publication of the Society of American Period Furniture Makers Continue Reading →

New Classes From East coast to West…

I’m teaching at two new schools this year,  including my very first trip to the West Coast for the Port Continue Reading →

A saw for Peter…

Last winter I took a day off of work and hung out with Peter Follansbee at his shop at Plimoth Continue Reading →

The sharp priorities…

When it comes to teaching saw sharpening, I generally recommend students  follow a hierarchy while developing their skills. By suggesting where to focus Continue Reading →

Plimoth saws

 Last month I was at Plimoth Plantation teaching saw sharpening to the carpenters in the museum, along with Peter Follansbee Continue Reading →


They say when it rains, it pours. Well, if that’s the case, then I guess I’m all wet. I’ve been Continue Reading →


Next month I’ll be at Plimoth Plantation teaching a private class on saw sharpening for the artisans department. In conversing back Continue Reading →