Woodworking in the great white north.

Archive for December, 2010

Happy Holidays everyone

Just a quick note to wish all of you a very happy holiday season. This year has been a blast from a woodworking point of view.
A few highlights:
– finally finishing the marble tower
– starting this blog
– joining The Woodwhisperer Guild and The Hand Tool School
– attending WIA
– meeting so many like minded woodworkers throughout the year
– building my first hand plane

Last but not least
– realizing that having pretty much all the power tools I need doesn’t mean I’m done shopping…hand tools have found new ways to open my mind and my wallet.

I’ll be incommunicado for a couple of weeks while I try to recharge my own batteries in preparation for a whole new year of excitement and new experiences.

Thank you all for following along and participating in my online adventures.

Have a happy and safe holiday and cheers to a new year of woodworking!


Rockler downdraft table panels – review

As long as there are home renovations and sanding of wood to be done, workshop dust control will continue to be a problem for me.  My battle against dust has a long and varied history and I expect it will continue to evolve along with my ever changing approach to woodworking.

One step in the right direction came some time ago, when I came across a link to the Rockler downdraft table panels I was drawn in (no pun intended) on a number of levels: