Tag: hand tools

558 Utensil Drawer Organizer “Forks, spoons and knives…oh my!”

February 5, 20174 Comments

It’s easy to be inspired in the kitchen to make something, and I’m not just referring to food either (okay, maybe I am just a little.) Items for use in the kitchen are popular projects, not only with our spouses but often with family and friends. My wife Samantha has a long list of things […]

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“An Unplugged Life” a new online experience with Tom Fidgen

October 8, 20140 Comments

I’ve written previously about Tom Fidgen who I consider an amazing author, craftsman and instructor. He’s released two amazing books “Made by Hand” & “The Unplugged Woodshop” both filled with inspiring projects intended to be built entirely with hand tools (but I don’t think he’d be upset if you completed them with a little assistance […]

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Chisels and gouges 101 from Fix.com

June 6, 20140 Comments

Infographics are a great way to share information, here’s one from the folks at fix.com. Source: Fix.com Help support the show – please visit our advertisers

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Tom Fidgen’s latest title made me angry…in a very good way!

November 6, 201338 Comments

I wrote a post a little while ago about how I WANT TO BE Tom Fidgen after reading a preview of his latest title “The Unplugged Woodshop: Hand-Crafted Projects for the Home & Workshop”. Once I wrote it, I was a little concerned it would come across all Buffalo Bill”ish” “I want to wear your […]

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I want to be Tom Fidgen

September 13, 20134 Comments

If you had a year to design and build eleven absolutely amazing projects in your woodshop what would they be? Now let me add another layer to that question…what if you not only designed these breathtaking pieces, but also built them only with hand tools? No bandsaw, no table saw, power jointer, thickness planer or […]

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What I did on my summer vacation…

June 25, 201310 Comments

Funny thing about vacations, I can’t wait for the chance to sleep-in and then all the opportunities for extra shop time. But as most of my vacations go…that’s not even close to what happens. We try to plan a family get away somewhere we all know we’ll have fun, but I can’t help but think […]

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Wood Talk No. 134

May 30, 20130 Comments

On today’s show, we’re talking about the Handworks event in Iowa, locking miter joints, quality dividers, locating an air filter, using OSB, dealing with large wet slabs, and alternatives to weight down your boards when stickering and stacking. News Handworks happened in Amana, Iowa this past weekend. Benchcrafted posted some great pictures of the event […]

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Cool happenings tonight & this weekend

June 1, 20111 Comment

Just a quick heads up if your looking for something to do tonight (June 1, 2011) and then maybe this Saturday June 4, 2011. First: Live WOOD TALK ONLINE RADIO is being recorded tonight June 1, 2011 at 8:00PM EDT. It’s been a while since we’ve opened the studio doors to an audience, so we […]

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Wood Talk Online Radio No. 85

May 26, 20110 Comments

On today’s show, we talk about joining the Frogpants Network, woodworking seasons, and our big topic for the day: the hand tool craze! Email us at woodtalkonline@gmail.com or call and leave us a voice mail at (623) 242-5180 or Skype us at WoodTalkOnline. Don’t forget to visit the forum at WoodTalkOnline.com! What’s on the Bench: […]

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416 The Skraper by Benchcrafted

March 1, 20100 Comments

The folks over at Benchcrafted really know how to make tools. Jameel and everyone stand by the products they make so we don’t have to worry about whether or not they’re going to hold up in our shops. I think it has a lot to do with the fact that they’re woodworkers too. They don’t […]

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