May 162017
 
How Does Woodworking Affect Your Brain?
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What is the Actual Effect of Woodworking on Your Brain? by Bob Rummer For many of us woodworking is a chosen leisure activity that we take up because it makes us “feel good.” There may be challenges, frustrations, and hard work involved but overall woodworking makes us happy. Now, I am not a psychologist, but […]

May 112017
 
Book Review - With All the Precision Possible: Roubo on Furniture
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Do you, like me, find hand tool woodworking intriguing? Do you wonder how the old masters went about their work? Are you curious to know what lessons can be applied to today’s practices? If so, With All the Precision Possible is the book you’ve been waiting for. Andre-Jacob Roubo, 18th century Parisian joiner, wrote many works […]

May 092017
 
The Madcap Woodwright: Getting Comfy in Your Shop
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One of the first things that drew me to woodworking was the high school shop. Not the fact that I was taking “shop class” really, more the shop space itself. It was a large room with the machines and several “team” work benches. (large, square benches that had a vise on each of the four […]

May 082017
 
Show Us Your Shop Update: Tony Rumball Mens Shed
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Wood News readers may recall from our January 2017  “Show Us Your Shop” that Tony Rumball from Canberra Australia had access to three shops – one of which was his local (community) Mens Shed. Mens Sheds promote the well being and health of men and play a role in the prevention of social isolation by […]

May 052017
 
Tips from Sticks in the Mud – May 2017 – Tip #2– "Free" Sanding Tools
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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.” I love my scrollsaw. I’m not completely convinced it loves me, but I’m working to make it more of a friend. […]

May 042017
 
Tips from Sticks in the Mud – May 2017 – Tip #1– Bandsaw Blade Tensioning
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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 […]

May 032017
 
POLL: What is your favorite or most important non-woodworking tool in your workshop?
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For me, my favorite non-woodworking tool in my workshop is my stereo. I’d be lost without the music, but, my television is hooked up to the stereo, so I can get caught up on the latest news, too, which is especially important when there is a late-breaking event. One night my wife came down while I […]