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Ted Brown - tedbrown613@gmail.com

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.


Author's Articles

Hand-Cut Lapped Dovetails

Wood Skills: There’s something about a well-made hand-cut dovetail joint....

Flattening a Bench Top

Shop Skills: A surface that’s out of flat will do...

Sharpening Carving Gouges

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

Low-Angle Block Plane

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

Two Options for Finishing Your Next Masterpiece

Wood Finishing: If you’re searching for a finish that’s easy...

The Shoulder Plane

Hand Skills: No other plane performs as well as a...

Harmonious Grain

Skill Builder: Sometimes paying a little extra attention to the...

Chisels for Furniture Making

Handtool Skills: There are many different types of chisels on...

A Serious Small Shop for $10,000 *** MOVE TO PROFILES ***

Shop Start-up: Setting up a shop in your home is...