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534 Sharp as a Razor

November 24, 20140 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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“9 Key Tools for Better Furniture Design” – November Value Packs at Shop Woodworking

November 13, 20140 Comments

Who couldn’t use a little help with creating better furniture designs? I know I struggle with it all the time, which probably explains why all of my pieces look like someone else’s! For the month of November the folks over at Shop Woodworking have compiled a resource rich bundle full of great articles in the […]

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Shannon wants your “Lumber stories”

November 12, 20140 Comments

Last week my Wood Talk co-host, and good friend, Shannon Rogers posted on Facebook that he was seeking a little help from the masses to compile information on visiting lumberyards. In a nutshell he’s looking for tales of the good, the bad, and the WTF?! Shannon’s Facebook request: “Need some lumber stories. Bare your shame, […]

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Happy Veterans’ Day 2014 – Thank you for your service!

November 11, 20140 Comments

Happy Veterans Day to all of our military friends and family,thank you for your service!

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Movember donations – Giving it all away!

November 10, 20140 Comments

In honor of the “Movember” (or if you prefer “No shave November”) festivities I thought I’d do my part to help out such a great cause by challenging all of you to a little fundraiser! Starting today and running through November 23, I’ll donate 100% of my earnings on any purchases made through my affiliate […]

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