Mar 052018
 
March Woodworking Poll: How Do You Heat Your Workshop?
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  Record-setting cold has plagued much of the nation this winter. I don’t recall the exact year, but the last time I recall snow on the Mississippi Gulf Coast was in the early 1990s. A group of us, we called ourselves “TTLB,” The Thursday Lunch Bunch, had been to Edgewater Mall in Biloxi. We met […]

Mar 032018
 
Reusing Jars - Tips from Sticks in the Mud – March 2018 – Tip #2
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No Southern-fried Southern boy wants to be called a Yankee, but we share the characteristics of shrewdness and thrift. Thus, each month we include a money-saving tip. It’s OK if you call me “cheap.” Because the round cedar picnic table project was going to sit outdoors in hot Kentucky summers and brutally cold winters, I wanted […]

Mar 022018
 
Making Slots – Tips from Sticks in the Mud – March 2018 – Tip #1
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Welcome to “Tips From Sticks-In-The-Mud Woodshop.” I am a hobbyist who loves woodworking and writing for those who also love the craft. I have found some ways to accomplish tasks in the workshop that might be helpful to you, and I enjoy hearing your own problem-solving ideas. Please share them in the COMMENTS section of each […]

Feb 222018
 
The Highland Woodturner: Repairing a Sanding Pad
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In the February issue of The Highland Woodturner, Curtis Turner offers an easy solution for repairing a sanding pad: I never looked closely at how the head was attached to the handle of my handheld sander. After inspecting, I felt I could repair or at least salvage something from this equipment failure. I could see […]

Feb 152018
 
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In the February issue of Festool Heaven, Morton compares the Festool DF500 with the Festool XL DF700, to help you understand which tool is right for which job. Watch the video below and figure out which Festool Domino is right for your shop. And check out Festool Heaven for more details on these fine tools.

Feb 132018
 
Installing the Lake Erie Toolworks Wood Vise Screw (With a Twist)
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In the February issue of Wood News, Norm Reid walks us through his leg vise installation. It isn’t just a typical installation though – Norm is combining two vise systems into one: I really liked the idea of using a wood screw, partly because I liked Scott Meek’s and partly because of my love affair […]