Coping Saw Chronicles

Coping Saw Chronicles

December 14, 2017 61 Comments

The lowly coping saw is often the first introduction to woodworking that a youngster encounters. It was for me.

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A Marking Knife System

July 12, 2016

Blue Spruce Toolworks is  very excited to announce our new Marking Knife System! Different projects can demand different marking solutions. Many times a single bevel spear point blade is best, […]

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Staying Square

March 25, 2016

Sometimes even the best laid plans take time to come to fruition. Such is the case with our new squares. I have been working on them at a slow pace […]

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Who was Sloyd and what was so special about his knife?

January 30, 2015 2 Comments

Everyone needs a Sloyd knife in their shop. First a little background. Sloyd was not a person. Sloyd is a word derived from the Swedish word Slöjd meaning handiwork or […]

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A Long Time Coming

October 30, 2014

 After a long absence we are pleased to re-introduce our bench and butt chisels. We have changed some suppliers and processes and refined the design. I believe they are better […]

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A New Sibling

January 21, 2014

Our family of woodworking mallets is growing. We are excited to announce the newest member, a 16 oz joiner's mallet. This was known internally as La-Petite as the little sister to our recently released, bad-boy 24 oz mallet.

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January 10, 2014

2013 was a year of transition for Blue Spruce Toolworks; it was a good year. A big thank you to all of our customers who have supported us through buying tools and giving words of encouragement. You are the best!

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Is it Hip to be Square?

December 05, 2013

Every woodworker needs a good square in their shop and it is even better to have squares that match the scale of your workpiece. We are pleased to announce the availability of a very limited number of hand crafted squares.

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A Little Friendly Persuasion

October 21, 2013

I am very excited to announce our new Joiner's Mallet!!

During my younger years I worked alongside my father on any number of projects, mostly involving metal, mechanical components and lots of grease.

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October 10, 2013

Like most things at Blue Spruce Toolworks, good things take time! We are excited about our new website and invite you to take a look. There will be more pictures and current information to keep you up to date on what is going on at Blue Spruce Toolworks.

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Mallet Options

August 09, 2013

The Blue Spruce Toolworks mallet with infused maple head has become a favorite of many fine woodworkers. The weight, balance and "bounce" are ideal for many tasks such as chopping out dovetails.

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A Tribute to England

August 16, 2011

Here in the United States, much of our hand tool heritage comes from England. One of my customers was interested in a set of Dovetail Chisels but he wanted them to have octagonal handles which some call a "London Pattern".

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