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Weather Instruments

August 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Weather Instruments Humans throughout history have had to reckon with patterns and forces of nature beyond their control. Hunting, farming, traveling, and building are all dependent on the right conditions; as a result, [...]

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Two Paths from Seeds to Seedlings

August 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Two Paths From Seeds to Seedlings I’ve worked on several farms over the last three years, most recently at the Carversville Farm Foundation in Pennsylvania. It’s hard work, some of the hardest work [...]

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Camping With Kids

August 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Camping With Kids Camping with kids can be one of the great pleasures of parenting--we say ‘can’ be, because it can also be tricky, depending on the kids and the [...]

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Repotting Plants: A Guide

July 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Repotting Plants: A Guide Most people fall into 2 groups when it comes to keeping house plants: The first group is good at keeping their plants alive despite caring for [...]

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Gypsy Moth Caterpillars Meet the Zombie Apocalypse

July 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Gypsy Moth Caterpillars Meet the Zombie Apocalypse A Gypsy Moth Caterpillar Massachusetts – and maybe other states – started off this year’s growing season with a horrible infestation of [...]

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Product Spotlight: The Brass Capsule Multi-Tool

July 13th, 2017|1 Comment

Product Spotlight: The Brass Capsule Multi-Tool Of all the new tools we've launched this year, the capsule multi tool is the most exciting. Like most of our other tools, [...]

Choosing the Best Pruning Shears for You

June 8th, 2017|0 Comments

The pruner’s sole job is to cut plants in your yard, garden or farm. It’s far superior to a knife, and much better than snapping things off with your hands. [...]

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My First Memory of Making

June 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

From an early age, I felt drawn towards things I could build. My first real memory of making something was a go-cart when I was about 12 or 13 years old. It was not the one pictured [...]

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When it’s Time to Call a Dead Tree Dead

June 1st, 2017|0 Comments

I’ve been growing various fruit trees in Central Mass for about 5 years; long enough to have one great harvest of plums, but not long enough to really [...]

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The Garrett Wade Story

June 1st, 2017|1 Comment

I am well into my baby-boom years. And as I look back on many past decades – all the way back to those very early days – I think on what was important, and not important [...]

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Installing Rivets 101

May 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Peening a rivet is a strong and useful way to reinforce a high stress area. Recently, rivets have been making a comeback due to their utilitarian strength and industrious look [...]

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An Overview of Japanese Tools

May 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Over the last few years, there has been increasing interest in the traditional tools of the Japanese woodworker. This may be the result of curiosity about things that are [...]

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How to Install Snap Buttons

May 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Adding snaps to an item is a great way to add utilitarian function that makes it convenient to open and close [...]

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Which is the Best Knife for You?

May 30th, 2017|0 Comments

A knife is an essential everyday tool and there are as many knives as there are stars in the sky. The vast variety of choices is great [...]

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How to Install Grommets

May 30th, 2017|0 Comments

With our grommet setting kit you can repair or install grommets to any of your fabric items. Using our kit, you can place grommets in a multitude of fabrics including sail cloth and leather [...]

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How to Repair a Garden Hose

May 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Nothing is worse than gearing up for spring gardening and finding that you have a damaged hose. Our Garden Hose Repair Kit quickly and easily connects two lengths of hose together [...]

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Making Of: The French “Douk Douk” Knife

May 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Today we’re showing you a behind-the-scenes look at how one of our favorite knives, the Douk-Douk, is made. First created by Gaspard Cognet in 1929, this knife has been [...]

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Garrett Wade’s Essential Tools for Spring

May 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Now that the ground is thawing and the sun is shining, we wanted to share some of our favorite tools for the spring. Bringing the lawn and garden back from winter dormancy [...]

General Tool Sharpening Tips

April 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Whether you’re sharpening up a chisel, a knife, a plane or just looking on some background information about which sharpening stones to use, look no further. First of all, make sure that the tools you are [...]

Welcome to the Blog!

March 29th, 2017|0 Comments

Welcome to the Garrett Wade blog – your newest source for woodworking articles and news, DIY projects and ideas, guest posts from some of our most interesting friends, regular contests and giveaways and, well, basically everything else a member [...]