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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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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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540 Madison’s Dresser Pt 4 “Drawer Frames”

February 27, 20152 Comments

We’re making progress with the 8 drawer tall dresser I’m building for my daughter Madison. In today’s episode we’re moving on to building the drawer frames for the dresser. Drawer frames are a crucial component in the overall body of the dresser, and while most probably won’t notice them in their entirety (other than the […]

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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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539 Madison’s Dresser Pt 3 “Sides, sides, everywhere are sides”

February 19, 20156 Comments

It’s time to get started with the actual building of Madison’s tall dresser, and the first steps in the process is making the sides for the body. These consist of two wide, solid-wood panels just over 49 inches in length and 19 inches in width. In order for us to attach the drawer frames (which […]

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