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Griffon Ramsey – chainsaw carver extraordinaire

August 30, 20153 Comments

Even though my day job is based in science, I’m still in love with art in it’s various forms and dream of a day when I can dive headlong into pursuing it in one form or another. An obvious medium I’m drawn to is furniture, wooden furniture to be more specific. I have dabbled with […]

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Weekend with WOOD 2013 – Brian Simmons

June 17, 20130 Comments

I make no bones about it…I’ve been very reluctant to pick up my turning tools for years now. I use to ask “WHY?” every time I saw the lathe in my shop and wondered whether I should just sell it or not? But I knew deep down that I wanted to get over my phobia […]

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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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433 Jack Planes “The Rough Ones”

June 9, 20103 Comments

Finally returning to our discussion on hand planes we pick back up by talking about the roughest planes on the bench. The Jack Planes! This class of bench plane falls between the large jointers and the smaller smoothers, but they’re the perfect size for doing rough work without wearing out the user. In the Stanley-Bailey […]

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432 Handplane Screwdriver

June 7, 20100 Comments

Today’s Try it Tuesday is the Lee Valley Handplane Screwdriver. Since the next few episodes will be continuing our discussion of hand planes, it only makes sense we need to cover some tools or accessories that go along with them. The Handplane Screwdriver is one such accessory. Unlike an ordinary screwdriver, the full length slot […]

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428 Shop Safety Checklist by WOOD Magazine

May 12, 20101 Comment

We’re close to wrapping up SAFETY WEEK 2010 and I stumbled across a great article at WOOD Magazine‘s website. Not one to let a good thing slide by, I asked the folks at WOOD for permission to share it with all of you. Thankfully they said yes! Today’s episode is based on the 12 point […]

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420 Czeck Edge Ruler-Stop

March 22, 20102 Comments

Today’s Try It Tuesday is a look at the Czeck Edge Ruler-Stop currently available at Highland Woodworking. A handy little tool that literally fits in the palm of your hand but still has the ability to do great big things. The Czeck Edge Ruler-Stop works much like a traditional square, but with one big exception…you’re […]

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419 Maple Child’s Dresser Pt.5

March 18, 20102 Comments

Today’s episode is the 5th part of the series on the Child’s dresser. We’ve jumped ahead a little bit as in real time I started to fall behind so I did some assembly work with the camera off. I’m trying to document as much as I can on these projects, but occasionally things kind of […]

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Spoken Wood Podcast No. 25

March 18, 20101 Comment

Today’s episode is part 1 of a 2 part series that was originally posted on Popular Woodworking Editor’s Blog on Monday November 16, 2009. It’s titled “Shaker Cupboard Sleuthing” and it was written by Glen D. Huey. You can find this article or many of the other great posts written by Glen and the other […]

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418 The Bora Wide Track Clamp Edge

March 15, 20101 Comment

The guys over at Bora Clamps recently introduced their latest clamping system, the Bora Wide Track Clamp Edge. A straight edge clamp that works very much like a traditional clamp with the added benefit of having a straight edge body attached to it. The beauty of a straight edge clamp is you can attach it […]

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