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Black Friday deals for Woodworkers!

November 28, 20140 Comments

It’s insane out there! People pushing and shoving, all the shouting and crying, and that’s before we even left the house. Do yourself a favor. Stay home, and shop online for all those great items you want for the woodworker on your holiday shopping list (it’s alright in my book if it’s for yourself, I […]

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Thanksgiving awesomeness with Roy Underhill

November 27, 20140 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow US compatriots! May your plate be overflowing with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and…I have to stop now because I just drooled on my keyboard and almost caused an electrical fire… but you get the idea. One of the non-foodie things I’m most thankful for this year, other than family […]

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Bowls For Good 2014 Charity Event

November 26, 20141 Comment

There’s no doubt the holiday season is upon us. As I’m posting this article I’m only a couple of days away from posting links to some amazing “Black Friday” sales and deals, then a few days later it’ll be “Cyber Monday” and there’ll be even more! But before I post any of those, I wanted […]

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The safety razor option

November 25, 20141 Comment

I like to think after watching my video on making a custom razor, in honor of the end of Movember, you’re all so inspired to make one that you can’t imagine there being another option. But in fact, there’s always options, and I’m a huge fan of OPTIONS! So here’s another version for you, this […]

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534 Sharp as a Razor

November 24, 20143 Comments

The end of Movember is rapidly approaching, and that means soon there’s going to be a run on razor blades as some men return to their clean shaven ways. I’m not quite sure why anyone would want to do that, but to each their own I guess? So in today’s episode we’re making a stylish, […]

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Turned Kokeshi dolls

November 21, 20142 Comments

Coming up in the next episode I’m returning to the lathe to knock out a couple of projects to wrap up the whole Movember theme I started with the beard comb. I know you probably already have an idea of what the project will be, but just in case you don’t, I’m not ruining the […]

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Is your workbench a wall flower?

November 19, 20147 Comments

Regardless of where your workshop is located, one of the key tools in there is most likely your workbench. Have you ever really given much thought to where it’s positioned in the floor plan? I know I haven’t, until recently. Not so long ago it became very obvious to me that workbench placement can be […]

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H.O. Studley needs you!

November 18, 20140 Comments

At the end of October I had the opportunity to sit down and record a great conversation with Don Williams and Narayan Nayar all about the H.O. Studley tool chest. Don and Narayan are hard at work documenting and photographing the tool chest for an upcoming exhibit happening in May 2015, along with writing a […]

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Beard combs make you say what?

November 17, 20140 Comments

When I posted the beard comb video earlier this month I mentioned I’d be happy to post some pictures of the ones all of you made, if you were to make one. A little while later Brian Timmons of Big T Woodworks contacted me to show off his version…or should I say “versions?” Brian blew […]

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Welcome Microjig!

November 14, 20140 Comments

As I’m posting this we’re heading into the weekend, and considering so many of us are also starting all those holiday gifts and will be in the shop every waking moment between now, and possibly the night before Christmas (or whatever you celebrate.) It only makes sense that this is the perfect time to remind […]

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