Merry Christmas

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I’ve got some reading to do!

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And thanks to the old tools email list for the “galootaclaus” world wide gift exchange for the beautiful plow plane with a set of irons. Not pictured is season 32 of the woodwrights shop!

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Greenwood Fest 2017

This is a quick little post about the announcement of Greenwood Fest 2017. Here is Peter Follansbee’s.

I was blessed to be able attend the first Fest last year. The hootenanny alone is worth the price tag! Then add world class artisans, great fellowship, a beautiful setting, fantastic food and lots of coffee… Duuuuude!!

I’ll be there… And so should you.

Sloyd Knife Joy

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First task of the day: scribe the flooring to fit around the chimney. I don’t particularly like scribing anything to brick. It’s a long process and typically takes a couple of practice runs with a template. We don’t have time on this job, for anything. (Long story, perhaps a future blog post.)image

With compass in hand, being careful to keep perpendicular to the bricks, I traced out every nook and cranny of the chimney’s surface onto my board. Then cutting away the bulk of the waste with a saw I came to my line with my knife. Test fit- carve, test fit- carve test fit— carve, test fit—- carve; test fit- DONE. Install.

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It’s a Nic Westermann blade with a walnut handle.

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And this is where the joy of the task comes in, with a cut like this.

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http://nicwestermann.co.uk

Go get yourself a perfect knife. It’s Christmas time.