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A New Project

Some times you can motivate yourself, and sometimes you need a big push. Today, I decided to push myself. So, I’m planning¬† a new project. Specifically, the Shaker side table that was published in the September 2004 issue of Woodworking … Continue reading

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Woodworking vs. Farming

My father has been a farmer all of his life. Woodworking, metalworking, electricity, diesel mechanics, there isn’t much he can’t turn his hand to if the circumstances require it. So when he said he could use some help fixing some … Continue reading

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Six of One, Half a Dozen of a Dead Horse

Christopher Schwarz, the editor of Popular Woodworking Magazine, has again posted another intriguing blog post. This one is about the best wood for chisel handles. I posted a response, and I’m content with what I said, but the more I … Continue reading

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Saw Sharpening….and Fear.

As promised, the saw vise was completed a few weeks ago. It has made life easier. It works well as is, but a few minor modifications might make it better. A couple of strips of leather glued to the inside … Continue reading

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The Lemonade Business

It’s funny how things work out sometimes. When I was a boy, my family often spent a few weeks each summer in Rhode Island visiting my mother’s relatives. It is my contention that Rhode Island is one of the best … Continue reading

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The Tools You Have

Today, I wanted to address a topic that is near and dear to my heart. I LOVE tools. Especially good ones. If you like working by hand, you probably do, too.¬† I get as excited as a teenage boy with … Continue reading

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Project: Toy Bar

My wife asked me a question the other day. Not exactly news, I know. But this one pertained to woodworking. She asked if I could make a bar that would extend across our daughter’s pack and play so we could … Continue reading

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