Monthly Archives: December 2015

And Sometimes the Imperative Is to Act…

On the theory that in woodworking as in love and war, you must seize the initiative and keep it, I knew what to do as soon as I heard the snakewood crack: figure out what had gone wrong, ask my … Continue reading

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A No. 4 in snakewood, without doubt the most ornery wood I ever worked

I finished work just yesterday on this No. 4 in snakewood, without question the most challenging wood I ever laid tool on. The stuff is gorgeous – and it splinters, cracks, explodes, and otherwise gives you headaches once you start … Continue reading

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