Author Archives: Graham Blackburn

Graham Blackburn

About Graham Blackburn

Graham Blackburn is a noted woodworking author, videographer and lecturer, who has written more than a dozen books on woodworking, starred in a 16-DVD woodworking series and contributed to or edited several woodworking magazines. He’s also a champion tango dancer and earlier in his career studied music at Julliard and played saxophone with Van Morrison and others.

Set up your shop with traditional woodworking hand tools

Setting Up a Shop with Woodworking Hand Tools

For many of today’s woodworkers setting up a shop means buying a bunch of often expensive machines and power tools, figuring out how to plug everything in, making sure you have enough outlets and electricity, and all this before you even begin to think about dust control and noise issues. Even apart from the...

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3 Jigs for Handplaning

For many contemporary woodworkers the plane’s position as the iconic tool of woodworking has long since been replaced by the table saw, but for the traditional woodworker it remains our most important and most varied tool. One special advantage – apart from the pleasure and safety in using a plane rather than a machine...