Nov 062007
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Whether you’re a hobbyist or a pro, brushing on an even coat of bubble-free oil- or water-based varnish is often a very frustrating task. Sometimes bubbles even appear mysteriously while the finish is drying, even though they weren’t visible during the application process. Here are six tips I’ve found to help eliminate those pesky tiny bubbles.

Oct 302007
Fun Woodworking Project: Bandsaw Puzzle Cubes
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How’s that scrap pile in the corner of the shop coming along? Getting any smaller? Here’s one way to put some of your cherished chunks of thick stock to good use, producing casual gifts of irresistible appeal to young and old alike. Kids under ten can reassemble these puzzles in 30 seconds, grown-ups in only three or four minutes if they’re sharp.

Oct 282007
The New Complete Guide to the Band Saw by Mark Duginske
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In the world of small shop woodworking, Mark Duginske is the unquestioned maharishi of the bandsaw. His Band Saw Handbook has been a best seller here since anyone can remember. Mark’s new book is completely updated with color pictures and with information on today’s bandsaws.

Oct 252007
Auriou Closes after 151 years
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As has been reported on some other blogs, French rasp-maker Auriou has ceased operation after 151 years. Unfortunately, Michel Auriou was unable to resolve a labor dispute and has chosen to close. You can see the statement from Michel Auriou here. Blair

Oct 182007
Georgia Association of Woodturner's Meeting October 2007
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The Georgia Association of Woodturner’s meets in our Seminar Room tonight at 6:30pm. They are open to visitors, so come by and check it out. Alan Batty will be demonstrating. Alan has a lifetime of turning experience, both as a teacher and a production turner steeped in the traditions of the English woodturning trade. Our […]

Sep 222007
The Woodwright's Shop with Roy Underhill on the web
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One of our favorite woodworkers is Roy Underhill of The Woodwright’s Shop on PBS. He’s been a guest at several of our sales and he’s taught classes here as well. He’s talented, entertaining and we like his style. I just discovered this week over on the Toolmonger blog that PBS has posted all of Season […]