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Shop Projects: Making a Chinese kitchen knife stand

I was recently in China and, as tends to be the case, I came home with a selection of tools and kitchen knives.  Unfortunately, as Chinese kitchen knives tend to have taller blades than most others and even vegetable knives … Continue reading

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Real Life Review – Incra iBox box joint jig

Years ago when I was redoing my kitchen I tried making box joints with a shopmade jig and a wobble dado for some drawers, and after quite a bit of frustration trying to get it dialed in just as I … Continue reading

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Real Life Review – Craftsman 218331 Tablesaw – Part 1: Purchase and assembly

When you have gotten used to having a tool of a particular standard, not having an equivalent one has a way of gnawing away at you every time you find yourself at the point where you would have used the … Continue reading

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Shop Projects – Wok paddle

I recently transitioned from a flat to a round bottom wok, and in doing so I found that I didn’t have a good utensil to work with the round bottom. Flat edged utensils bridged over the contour, while of my … Continue reading

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Shop Project – Teacup Rack

In Tokyo’s Kappabashidori area I came across a couple of shops selling a staggering array of teacups, and every time I went in I seemed to return home with one or two of them. With some careful packing they all … Continue reading

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Shop projects – Building a Beehouse

Last summer I walked into my basement and found hundreds of dead honeybees scattered across the floor. I found no evidence of a hive anywhere in or around the house, and where they came from, how they got in, and … Continue reading

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Shop projects – Knifeblock 2

After completing knifeblock 1, I noticed a few other knives in the kitchen without proper homes. Included in this category were a set of steak knives which were still being stored in the cardboard and plastic display box they came … Continue reading

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