Mid-week tool sneak peek

Mid-week tool sneak peek no. 23

February 29, 20122 Comments

The problem with most commercially available dowel stock is that it’s some nondescript wood that’s been milled, not turned, who know’s where! So what this means for the average woodworker is that it’s never perfectly round and seldom accurately sized. The best solution around this issue is to make your own in the shop. It’s […]

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Mid-week tool sneak peek no. 22

February 22, 20126 Comments

Once again I took a little trip out to visit with the crew at ToolSelect.com to share my opinions on a tool they sent me to tryout in the shop, General Tools EZ Pro Mortise and Tenon Jig. It arrived at just the right time, since I was about to start building Samantha’s Mirror Frame. […]

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Mid-week tool sneak peek no. 21

February 15, 20120 Comments

Over the last several years there’s been A LOT of talk and discussion about workbenches. From small sawbenches that can be tucked under full size workbenches to monster “Franken-benches” that could several people could work on all at once. Regardless of which end of the spectrum you find yourself standing at, the truth of the […]

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Mid-week tool sneak peek No. 20

February 1, 20122 Comments

With it being the time of year we typically stay in doors to avoid the cold I, like many of you spend a lot of time in the shop. This means creating a lot of sawdust and messes that could be tracked all over the house. This is why good dust collection is so important. […]

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Mid-week tool sneak peek no. 19

January 24, 20124 Comments

Over the years I’ve had a chance to try my fair share of glues. Yellow glue, white glue, super glue, epoxy and polyurethane. After trying a few different brands I’ve narrowed it down to the one that’s been coming through time and time again. I remember the first time I was introduced to Gorilla Polyurethane […]

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Mid-week tool sneak peek no. 18

January 18, 20120 Comments

Woodworkers’ hands suffer in so many ways. Between splinters, cuts, being pinched and overworked to the point they’re sore when the lights get turned off, so the last thing a woodworker should have to endure is irritated and splitting skin due to handling stock. Let’s get serious! When I leave the shop, my hands can […]

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Mid-week tool sneak peek no. 17

December 7, 20110 Comments

It’s the holiday season and we’re coming down to the wire for great gift giving ideas for woodworkers. Every year I struggle with putting together lists and ideas to make it easy for family and friends to find just the right thing for the woodworker in their lives, so this time I’m leaving it to […]

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Mid-week tool sneak peek no. 16

November 9, 20111 Comment

Lie-Nielsen’s tapered molding plane iron blanks include 9 blades specifically designed to cover all the widths necessary to create a full set of Hollows and Rounds (18 pairs), and also blanks that can be used to create an almost unlimited number of profile irons for other planes. According to Lie-Nielsen Toolworks’ website “
To accommodate a […]

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Mid-week tool sneak peek no. 15

October 26, 20111 Comment

Benchcrafted makes more than vises and bench equipment. They also make simple tools that simply work. How many tool manufacturers can say that? One such tool is the Skraper. A hand held scraper is a great tool for a number of jobs. But the models on the market that first come to mind just don’t […]

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