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I am now offering two types of bowsaw pins on my website (Items for Sale).  The larger pins are are reproductions of the style used by James Howarth, a Sheffield England toolmaker working in the early to mid 1800s.  A smaller set was copied from a coping saw sized bowsaw made by Melhuish working in London throughout the 18th and 19th centuries.  The pins are tapered at both ends, to fit snugly into the handles and into the frame.  The tapered fit prevents the frame from rotating around the handles once the frame holes are worn a bit.  This style of bowsaw pin is not available anywhere else to my knowledge,  Pairs of pins are $47 (cost plus shipping).  Drop me a check if you would like a pair.  Send me an email if you would like me to send the specs for both bowsaws. 

 

Check out the Gallery for images of a commisson jewelry box I just finished.  This box was made of quartersawn cocobolo, with a rosewood burl (very rare to find this!) veneer face.  The box also has a secret compartment (thanks to Matt Hobbs for great advice on this!), held in place by 6 riven hickory springs.  I also have uploaded images of a 17th century style riven oak storage box made in a workshop with Peter Follansbee.

 

I have recently gotten a contract with Popular Woodworking to write three new articles for that publication.  These should come out in August and December of 2013, and February of 2014.  The latter will be co-written with Peter Ross.  In addition, I am extremely excited to announce that I am working on a book, to be published by Lost Art Press, possibly in the next year.  Details of these will appear here in the future!

 

I will be teaching a full range of workshops this next season at the Woodwright's School in Pittsboro. Workshops include Bench Plane Skills, Bowsaw Making, Handsaw Sharpening, Hand Tool Sharpening, and a variety of Plane Making Workshops. Check out my Class Schedule or go to the Woodwright's School (http://www.woodwrightschool.com)

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For a description of classes, download this pdf file.


For a schedule of classes, download this pdf file.


For a list of accommodations, download this pdf file.


For a copy of the liability waiver, download this pdf file.

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