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Blog series by siavosh updated 08-05-2013 01:49 AM 2 parts 6655 reads 7 comments total

Part 1: Sharpening setup

08-02-2013 03:16 AM by siavosh | 2 comments »

We’re gearing up for some summer travel and out of town guests, so at the start of last weekend I figured there’d be no time for any woodworking for a few weeks. Well funny thing. During a post brunch lull on Saturday, I cracked open Toshio Odates classic book to where I last left off, his chapter on sharpening stones. Becoming a competent sharpener had been on the front of my mind after my recent hand plane acquisitions—one new and one old. The last part of the chapter desc...

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Part 2: Gift box

08-05-2013 01:49 AM by siavosh | 5 comments »

So originally the plan was to quickly clobber together an open box with any means necessary, be it nails, screws, glue, and sheer will power. But it quickly occured to me that this would be my family’s first exposure to this weird hobby their son had recently picked up and so pride (and joy) kept me adding to the project. Because I only had Sunday and a couple after work days to deliver the promised box, I didn’t bother taking any pictures for the first half of construction. By th...

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