Make sharpening easy with this handy station that houses all your tools and supplies in a central location.
This fast-growing plant isn’t technically a wood, but it shares many of wood’s finer qualities, such as hardness and stainability. It also grows lightning fast, has thousands of applications, and has a long history as one of the planet’s most revered building materials.
THIS WOODEN TOY IS A SURE conversation piece. You can explain its mysterious movements as magnetic lines of force or a woodworker’s magic fingers — or just let your audience engage in speculation. To make this classic whittling toy, sometimes referred to as the “gee-haw-whimmy-diddle,” I used scraps of birch for the sticks, about 5/16" square and 10"-11" long.
The Pinnacle Honing Guide is what’s new. You’ll get perfect results first and every time, it’s easy to set up and use, it works with oil or water stones, diamond or ceramic, and even the Scary Sharp system.
My wife and I wanted to present my brother and his wife with a nice sushi set, but we were disappointed with the offerings available commercially. Naturally, that meant I would design and build one myself. Because presentation is just as important as preparation with many customary Japanese foods, I started with a traditional “geta”-style tray and added a few elegant touches of my own.