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Plywood versus solid wood for drawer boxes

March 26, 201514 Comments

I’m very near completing Madison’s tall dresser, at this point the only thing complicated I have left to complete is the construction of the eight drawer boxes. Originally I intended to build them entirely from solid wood (and the plans for the project reflect this choice) but at the last minute I’ve decided instead to […]

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Beaded shiplapped back coming soon

March 24, 20150 Comments

If you’ve been following along with the 8 drawer tall dresser build you already know I’ve made a few minor changes to the existing plan (available in our Digital Downloads Store,) nothing major, just a little tweak here and there. I decided recently to make one more change by swapping out the plywood panel I […]

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SawStop Brake Cartridge Swap

March 11, 20153 Comments

When it comes to the topic of my SawStop there are three very frequent questions I get. One is regarding whether I still like it. My answer is a resounding “YES, I absolutely love it!” The next one is “can you use the same brake cartridge for both standard blades and dado blades?” This answer […]

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The Highland Woodworker Episode 17

March 4, 20150 Comments

If you haven’t seen it yet the latest episode of The Highland Woodworker is ready and waiting for you. As always, Charles Brock and the crew bring us some great woodworking related content that’s worth taking the time to sit down, learn and enjoy. In episode 17 we’re treated to the following: Moment with a […]

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Wood Talk Giveaways

March 3, 20150 Comments

You know you love winning stuff, especially things related to woodworking. What you might not know is that we love giving away stuff…simply because we know you love it! To get things kicked off for our very first Wood Talk Giveaway we have a big one. 1 lucky winner will receive a Wood Talk T-shirt […]

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Simultaneous glue-up concerns

March 2, 20151 Comment

It’s not unusual in the basement workshop to find myself doing simultaneous glue-ups on identical components, in fact I do it quite frequently. Typically the reason is because of a lack of clamps, and a strong desire to make progress on the project as quickly as possible. If I stepped back and paid close attention […]

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Shop Woodworking’s “Arts & Crafts Ultimate Collection”

February 22, 20150 Comments

It’s nearly the end of the month and I just realized I forgot to mention that this month’s Shop Woodworking Value Pack is the “Arts & Crafts Ultimate Collection” According to the description on Shop Woodworking’s website: “Get 110+ Arts & Crafts furniture projects in this ultimate collection! Start off with basic, easy-to-build pieces in […]

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Get Woodworking Week 2015

February 18, 20150 Comments

We’re now right in the middle of “Get Woodworking Week” 2015 and it’s off to a great start! A huge thanks to Tom Iovino of Tom’s Workbench for taking the time every year to plan it and put it together. If you’re not familiar with Get Woodworking Week head over to Tom’s website at www.tomsworkbench.com […]

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Christophe Pourny’s “The Furniture Bible”

February 17, 20150 Comments

I’m so far behind on getting something posted about Christophe Pourny’s new reference book “The Furniture Bible: Everything You Need to Know to Identify, Restore & Care for Furniture” that I’m surprised the publisher hasn’t shown up in my shop to beat me with it! And with good reason too, because after finally sitting down […]

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Cutting dados and rabbets in the basement workshop

February 16, 20154 Comments

Later this week I’m releasing the first of the construction videos for our current project build “The 8 drawer tall dresser.” Among the topics you’ll see in the video I’m sharing my current technique for plowing out dados and rabbets in my projects. As you’ll see, the technique is pretty simple. Whenever possible I like […]

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