Mar 202018
 
Video: Use the Barron Guide to Make a Hand Tool Tote
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Having trouble with your dovetails? Try using the David Barron Magnetic Dovetail Saw Guide for awhile and see if it helps straighten out your cuts. In the video above, Jay Bates uses his Barron Magnetic Dovetail Saw Guide to hand cut dovetails for a hand tool tote. Follow along to see how you can use […]

Mar 152018
 
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leigh’s B975 Box Joint and Beehive Jig offers a simple way to quickly make perfect half-inch and 3/4-inch box joints using either a handheld router or a router mounted in a router table. To find out more about this exciting new tool, watch the playlist below:

Mar 132018
 
Book Review: The Woodwright's Shop
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Reviewed by J. Norman Reid In the March issue of Wood News, Norm Reid takes a closer look at a classic, Roy Underhill’s The Woodwright’s Shop. This book is more than a guide to working timber into useful things; it’s an essential guide for anyone desiring to live close to nature, as well as a […]

Mar 082018
 
Should Old Tools Be Replated?
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

In the March issue of Wood News, Bob Rummer writes about restoring vintage tools, and some of his conservation practices. The article offers an interesting discussion of collector vs. woodworker approaches to restoration. The place that we seem to get into arguments is with old tools that have value to both collectors and woodworkers. The […]

Mar 052018
 
March Woodworking Poll: How Do You Heat Your Workshop?
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

  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
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

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
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

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 […]