Snijplank Esdoorn + Purperhart


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Cutting Boards

Purpleheart with Hard Maple end grain Cutting Board

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24/03/2013

End grain cutting boards might look complicated, but they are actually quite simple to make when you understand the principle behind them. They can be as simple or elaborate as you want, using contrasting woods to form unique patterns. These cutting boards are the perfect gift and are a…

Beeldhouwklopper Esdoorn (Hard Maple)


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Woodturning

Hard Maple one-piece Carvers Mallet

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24/03/2013

The one-piece carvers mallet is a great project for new woodturners because in its simple forms it is easy to turn, but provides good practice with basic turning tools and skills. Start out with simple shapes to build confidence and skills before adding more difficult design elements to increase…

Raspen Gerookt Eiken


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Woodturning

Smoked Oak Rasps

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19/03/2013

I prefer to make my own socket handles rather than stick with the one that came from the manufacturer. I can shape them to fit my hand and my working style, and I can use a dense hardwood of choice, such as hickory, ash, or oak. Most of the…

Schroevendraaierset Essen


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Woodturning

Ash Screwdriver Set

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19/03/2013

I prefer to make my own socket handles rather than stick with the one that came from the manufacturer. I can shape them to fit my hand and my working style, and I can use a dense hardwood of choice, such as hickory, ash, or oak. Most of the…

Hamer Purperhart Esdoorn


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Woodturning

Purpleheart with Hard Maple Joiner’s Mallet

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19/03/2013

One of the most frequently used tools in my shop is a joiner’s mallet. I use one for finesse work such as tapping chisels and carving tools, as well as more blunt force actions like banging a carcass together or forcing a panel flat during glue-up. Every woodworker…

Berrie van den Hoofdakker
Wijchen, The Netherlands

Woodworking matters. It's more than a hobby—being a woodworker means that you know the satisfaction and pride that comes from using your hands and mind to build beautiful, functional objects and that you're as interested in the process as the outcome. Amid the speed and chaos of the modern world, woodworking gives us a place where we can slow down, pay attention and take the time to do things right.