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Plywood versus solid wood for drawer boxes

March 26, 20159 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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543 Madison’s Dresser Pt 7 “Standing on her own”

March 20, 20150 Comments

When I first came up with the basic design for Madison’s dresser I knew I wanted to incorporate turned feet into it. I’m still as novice a woodturner as anyone can be, but as I’ve learned over the years the quickest way to becoming better is to be at the tool rest as frequent as […]

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542 Madison’s Dresser Pt 6 “The Glue Up”

March 13, 20154 Comments

With all the drawer frames built, and assembled it’s time to glue them into position in their corresponding dados between the two sides. Glue ups aren’t all that bad on a small scale, but when you have this many pieces to put together in a short amount of time it can be downright scary if […]

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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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Shop Woodworking’s “Chairmaking Ultimate Collection”

March 9, 20150 Comments

I’m deathly afraid of making chairs! It’s a completely irrational fear, but it’s one of the few I’m holding onto for a little bit longer before attempting to tackle it. But if completing a chair project is something that’s on your to do list then this month’s Value Pack at Shop Woodworking is probably right […]

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541 Madison’s dresser pt 5 “More drawer frame stuffs”

March 6, 20154 Comments

Just when you thought you were finished, they pull you right back in again! Actually I was never really finished, once I had the drawer frames glued up I still had a little more work to do on them before we’re ready to assemble the entire body of the dresser. So in today’s episode we’re […]

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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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