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2019-06-24: Shavings. Maybe, beautiful.

2019-06-21: Slow motion lacewood planing.

2019-06-19: Process.

2019-06-17: Working on my first spoon. Have to wait for the proper knife to arrive in the mail. Needles to say, …

2019-05-31: A selection of tools I recently acquired.

2019-05-23: Last day of forging class. Hell Hound and Kraken Arm.

2019-05-22: Third day of forging.

2019-05-21: Forging class day two. Who doesn’t love a good ol‘fashioned triangle?

2019-05-20: Result of my first ever forging experience. Three more days to go. Thanks mom.

2019-05-11: Kalimba body in progress. Watch the full video on YouTube: lazylife.ninja/watch/tom… This is …

2019-05-10: Here’s a shot of the new short film building a scorched Kalimba. Includes some soothing tunes, too. …

2019-05-09: New video out. Building a scorched Kalimba. https://lazylife.ninja/watch/tombstone-kalimba Tombstone …

2019-05-03: To live like a tree individually and free but brotherly like a forrest that is our desire. — N.H. …

2019-05-02: diversity.

2019-04-26: I believe this to be my uncle‘s first guitar. If I remember correctly he gave it to me when we found …

2019-04-25: Costa Rica 2017. While on a three months martial arts retreat in late 2017 I had a few hours …

2019-04-23: Another full body shot of the Kalimba I recently finished making.

2019-04-22: Finished building my first Kalimba. I have a build video out this week.

2019-04-18: Enjoying today’s sunny afternoon with my newly acquired book by @pekovichwoodworks 📚

2019-04-16: Majestic Tombstone? Working on a small project and accompanying video while playing with a burning …

2019-04-16: Restructured my workshop corner. Spent last week building a tool shelf and optimizing the 8sqm space …

2019-04-15: Spent all day working on my website. I now have a photo gallery at …

2019-04-12: A moment in time. Enjoy your weekend, friends and strangers. Get some rest, you have earned it—I’m …

2019-04-08: Another angle of the box I recently finished. The handles are kept with a live edge on the lower …

2019-04-07: Just released a new video. IMPERFECTION – Building a Japanese style toolbox for the purpose of …

2019-04-03: Lunch break.

2019-03-30: Waxed and waiting. The film on building this box will be out soon. 🎥 I’m aware this is “just another …

2019-03-27: The finished jointer conversion. I consider it a prototype.

2019-03-26: Still building a box. I started oiling today. There’ll be a video.

2019-03-12: On the road at last.

2019-03-08: Cutting Lacewood by hand. Some days I dream of bandsaws…

2019-03-07: Basswood box lid.

2019-03-06: Editing what I recorded today for my latest project and enjoying the process.

2019-03-05: Started building and recording a new project. A few notes: It’s gonna be a box. All box sides …

2019-02-21: I updated my About page. This is what I came up with: About This is my blog. My name is Nik Surff. …

2019-02-20: Hand plane surgery. Giving my Ulmia jointer a tighter mouth. In addition I removed the tote for a …

2019-02-19: Write Always, Publish Happy You might have read the following quote before: Write drunk, edit sober. A long, long time ago a …

2019-02-16: Can’t beat the 5€ flea market scrub plane.

2019-02-09: Making Poor Man's Guitars I cannt stress enough the importance of listening to good music as you build. What songs do you want …

2019-02-09: A mountain of information in these books about poor man‘s instrument making. Recommended. 📚 Musical …

2019-02-08: In case you missed it or were too lazy to follow the link: I made another short film - …

2019-02-08: Japanese Woodworking Tools and Techniques An informative discussion about and comparism between Western and Japanese woodworking tools, …

2019-02-06: I have a new video out: Adventures in D.E. (Building Intercultural Sawhorses by Hand without Glue) …

2019-02-05: Testing Syntax Highlighting On Micro.blog Powered Websites Micro.blog recently switched from Jekyll to Hugo as its website generator (read the announcement). …

2019-02-05: stay wonderful & use your hands A screenshot of the new video I’m uploading right this moment. …

2019-02-04: It takes a 🐋 to tame a 🐅. Finished restoring „the whale“. A 60cm long Ulmia jointer with a 6cm blade …

2019-01-23: At last. Snow has fallen from the heavens. The door in the background leads to the garage wherein my …

2019-01-17: Goodbye Auckland Discovered the following lines I typed into my notebook while in New Zealand last year. Bought my …

2019-01-16: The Ox - Portrait of a Master Woodworker In the whole world there’s only two kinds of jobs: There’s a job you take a shower …

2019-01-10: My Grandma is turning 82 years old today 🥳 This is my very first attempt at relief carving. I found …

2019-01-04: Hacked together a tool tray to extend my workbench slab. It’s ugly but works and was cheaply made …

2018-12-31: J Dilla - Life (Instrumental) J Dilla was lofi hiphop before lofi hiphop was lofi hiphop Listen to “J Dilla - Life …

2018-12-30: Ugly Duckling Sharpening Station Prototype Using the Richard Kell No.3 honing guide. Will use this …

2018-12-17: Carving Christmas presents with my Birthday presents…

2018-12-15: Sad Strings, A Song I just had a play with Blocs Wave and Lanchpad for the iPad. Using a library drum kit, I recorded …

2018-12-14: lumberyard > shopping mall ❤️🔨

2018-12-12: workbench.

2018-12-11: Sharpen Up or Shut Up Christopher Schwarz on sharp handtools. As always blunt entertainment. Nothing to do with the meat …

2018-12-06: a simple idea. a joyful process. a solid result.

2018-12-05: chamfers and shadows

2018-12-03: into the void.

2018-11-19: lazylife.ninja

2018-11-18: Weekend impressions: Found this birdhouse village hanging in my neighborhood and might have to …

2018-11-15: Clean Bathroom Until about a week ago I tried a bunch of the common methods to keep the bathroom clean. Scheduling …

2018-11-08: I purchased many tools over the past few months. Old and new. None get used as often as my Ridgely …

2018-11-07: Just finished my very first bridal joint quartet. Happy to say that with each one I managed to do a …

2018-10-31: Building myself a workshop corner in the garage. First step: sawhorses Note to myself: Spruce end …

2018-10-26: Fresh out the package.

2018-10-19: prototyping makes tough decisions easier. ‘Though at one point you gotta bite the bullet and work on …

2018-10-13: makeyourownwaxfinish

2018-10-13: Cutting Angle I recently watched a fine video of Veritas Tools Technical Expert Vic Tesolin explaining the use of …

2018-10-11: Just activated Instagram PESOS via OwnYourGram and I love it. Special thanks to @manton for great …

2018-10-11: Let the sunshine in. Looking forward to get back to actual woodworking. 🌞

2018-10-10: The age of these planes range from at least 50 to 100 years. Pretty amazing. After reassembly, …

2018-10-07: Last bit of router plane prototyping. I find it difficult not to get into too much detail as this …

2018-10-06: Look ma, a plane.

2018-10-05: ‘bout ready to flute. Bought this antique-ish french fluting plane. Going to use it to build my …

2018-10-04: What color is a tree?

2018-10-03: Prototyping a router plane using a piece of construction grade spruce.

2018-10-02: Hello Micro World.

2018-10-02: prototyping a marking gauge Here I’m using a Veritas micro-adjust rod.

2018-10-01: Only took me ten years to finish this beast. My first and maybe last bass guitar. Also I didn’t …