Hock Tools 5″ Chef’s Knife Kit

August 21st, 2014 No comments

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At Woodworking In America last year. Ron Hock’s wife Linda convinced me I NEEDED to get their new knife kit. There is no shortage of knifes in my kitchen and I kind of have a minor obsession with chef’s knives, but I have always wanted to do some knife making and this seems a good way to dip my toe in the waters.

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Canton Brewing Company Beer Brewing Mashing Fork / Rake

June 28th, 2014 1 comment

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Canton Brewing Company cares enough about their brewing process and supporting local craftsman that they hired me to hand make them traditional mashing forks for use in their beer production. If they care this much about the details of their tools I can’t wait to try their brews! Read more…

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Digging out the old video gear

April 14th, 2014 No comments

I want to do a video of my next woodworking project and I realized I haven’t shot video with anything but a cell phone in years. I dug though all the old gear and cobbled together a setup that should work better with a tripod etc…

Mostly this video was just a test of equipment and seeing what kind of color correcting and resolution tinkering I would have to do if I used both video from the DVcam and my phone. After editing etc it looks like the best I can produce is widescreen 480p video out of that camera… nothing great but unless you are watching it on a huge monitor it’s decent enough. Guess I need to to keep an eye on ebay to see if I can grab a camera capable of more modern video formats.

Coming soon…. making a chef’s knife with a Hock blade.

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A rustic bombproof farmhouse / harvest trestle table for a family kitchen.

December 2nd, 2013 No comments
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I started hunting for Windsor chairs about a year ago and it took a few months to find a used set of birdcage Windsors I was happy with on craigslist. I did a bunch of experimenting with milk-paint and then refinished them. After refinishing them I think they worked well for this project. I think I’ll have to make my own chairs for the dining room table.
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A slab top for the Japanese Workbench

May 31st, 2013 2 comments

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These days my life revolves around the lastest addition to the farm, our daughter.

I spent the last few months franticly finishing some renovations so she didn’t grow up in a construction zone. Right before she was born I finally got around to finishing up my Japanese Workbench that I started over a year ago. Read more…

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