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 […]
When Steve Johnson, the Down to Earth Woodworker, had to grind and sand some large ash slabs for a project he was working on, he started out using a regular dust mask. But after just one hour of sanding, he decided that he’d had enough and figured he would try out the Trend Airshield Pro. […]
For the May 2019 issue of Wood News Online, Jeff Fleisher took the Trend Airshield Pro for a spin in his own shop. An avid woodturner, Jeff frequently creates a lot of dust and he knows that breathing it in can be very bad for his lungs. Even so, he was initially skeptical about the […]
Give spray finishing a try this year and you won’t want to go back to painting with brushes! The Earlex HV5500 Spray Station is a great value for an easy-to-use, high quality product. In the video below, Morton takes a closer look at the Earlex HV5500 Spray Station, available at Highland Woodworking.
If you have some tricky drilling to do in your shop and you don’t own a drill press, the Portable Drill Guide might be the tool you are looking for! In the video below, David Picciuto from Make Something explains the easy setup and use of the Portable Drill Guide, including how to approach tricky […]
For the May issue of Wood News Online, Norm Reid reviewed the newest issue of the always excellent Mortise & Tenon Magazine: For the sixth time, Mortise & Tenon Magazine creator and editor Joshua Klein has given us a superb example of a high quality woodworking publication. As with its predecessors, its 10 articles are […]