Aug 182016

In this month’s issue of Wood News, we featured an article by new contributor Justin Moon about the Veritas Dual Marking Gauge.

If you are new to woodworking and struggling to decide which tools to purchase first, take a look at Justin’s article. He offers some compelling thoughts about his philosophy for buying tools in general, using a story about buying dress shoes as an example:

The first time I bought dress shoes, I bought the cheapest pair I could find. My father, ever the impeccably dressed, took one look at them and told me “Buying cheap shoes is the most expensive thing you can do.” In no time at all, my blisters and I were paying for a well made pair of shoes, plus the cost of the cheap pair.

Read the full Veritas Dual Marking Gauge review here.

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Aug 162016

In this month’s Wood News we featured 14-year old Ty Crum’s garage workshop. Ty’s biggest inspiration was his 7th-8th grade shop teacher, and he says he also learned a great deal from his grandfather, who was also a woodworker. Ty has even taken the step of starting his own woodworking YouTube channel, which you can view here. Take a look at the pictures of his shop below, or click to learn more about Ty Crum’s shop.

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Aug 112016
Make a Table Saw Storage Box

Since the beginning of recorded time, or so it seems to me, my table saw fence has been the repository of assorted things.  Pencils, chalk, Allen wrenches and other paraphernalia have collected there along with wood chips and dust that could not be swept away for fear of losing some small thing that might have […]

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Aug 032016
Woodworking Safety: You Have to Be This Tall!!

Well, that settles it! I’m getting one of those amusement park ride signs saying “you have to be this tall” before you can come in my shop. Let me tell you why. Like the rest of you, I am proud of my shop and jump at any opportunity to show if off. Twice in the last several […]

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Aug 012016

I work at least sixty hours each week. I sleep about fifty hours each week. I walk about seven hours each week. I commute about six hours each week. The other forty five hours are spent getting ready for work, getting ready for bed, eating and yardwork and taking the garbage out, cleaning litterboxes, taking […]

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Jul 312016
Tips from Sticks in the Mud – August 2016 – Tip #2- Free Woodworking Wood

No Southern-fried Southern boy wants to be called a Yankee, but we share the characteristics of shrewdness and thrift. Thus, each month I share a money-saving tip. It’s OK if you call me “cheap.” If you have any pride, you might want to stop reading right here.  If your desire for a bargain can overcome your […]

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Jul 302016
Tips from Sticks in the Mud – August 2016 – Tip #1- Repurposing Milk Crates

Welcome to “Tips From Sticks-In-The-Mud Woodshop.” I am a hobbyist, not a professional, someone who loves woodworking, just like you do. I have found some better ways to accomplish tasks in the workshop and look forward to sharing those with you each month, as well as hearing your problem-solving ideas. The first time I ever […]

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