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  • Unplugged Woodshop: Some Video!

    by Tom Caspar     Monday, March 23, 2009
    If you want a genuine taste of what woodworking was like before power tools, check out this silent film, from 1923, on wooden clog making in Sweden. Amazing! Here's the link: Making Clogs [Many thanks to John W of the local Society of American Period...
  • The Unplugged Woodshop: Sharpening Essentials

    by Tom Caspar     Monday, February 23, 2009
    In the first session of my class, The Unplugged Woodshop, everybody learns how to sharpen a chisel. The fussy way. When I first taught this class, years ago, I noticed that most folks were trying to take notes. Not easy to do when you're trying to...