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Ted Brown - [email protected]om

Ted is an avid guitar-maker in Ottawa, Ontario. His electric guitars blend premium components with sensitive use of exotic woods, creating one-of-a-kind boutique instruments.


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5″ Random Orbital Sanders

Ted Brown tests out 15 random orbital sander models models...

Flattening a Bench Top

A surface that’s out of flat will do nothing but...

Sharpening Carving Gouges

Tuning and sharpening your gouges is vital to your success...

Chisels for Furniture Making

There are many different types of chisels on the market,...

A serious small shop for $10,000

Setting up a shop in your home is the only...

Sandpaper Storage Shelf

Organize all your sandpaper and get some practice with basic...

Panel Mitre Sled

This handy sled will help make mitres and bevels with...

Surface Preparation – Hand Planing

Surface preparation is about perfecting your hand skills. Three wonderful...

Two Options for Finishing Your Next Masterpiece

If you’re searching for a finish that’s easy to apply,...

Making a Wooden Smoothing Plane

Making your own plane is a great shop project that...

Harmonious grain

Sometimes paying a little extra attention to the grain patterns...

Specialty Planes

Some hand planes get used faithfully in the shop to...

The Shoulder Plane

No other plane performs as well as a shoulder plane...

Low-Angle Block Plane

While the smoothing plane excels at preparing face grain, the...

Hand-cut lapped dovetails

There’s something about a well-made hand-cut dovetail joint. It speaks...
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