Jul 052016
Poll: Allergy Precautions in the Workshop
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In my Tips column I’ve previously written about my struggles with allergies and some of the ways I cope with them. The last time I made a significant project out of cedar, a hope chest for our eldest granddaughter, I developed a cough that lingered for months.  Repeatedly, I went to my ear-nose-throat doctor, trying different […]

Jul 012016
Remembering Michael Gilmartin
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We were very saddened to hear of the death of Master Woodworker Michael Gilmartin in May of this year. Michael was a long time customer and an acclaimed woodworker who lived and worked for decades in Atlanta.  He specialized in sculpted furniture, and was known for his unique and iconic plywood sculpted chair, which became […]

Jun 282016
Latest Woodpeckers OneTime Tool: Bevel Gauge released today!
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The Woodpeckers OneTime Tool Bevel Gauges and Angle Reference Plate are back by popular demand! The last time this tool set was offered in the OneTime Tool plan they were extremely well-received. After the buying period closed, Woodpeckers received so many requests from customers to re-run the tool in the OneTime Tool program that Woodpeckers […]

Jun 202016
Terry Chapman - My 2016 Summer Woodworking Reading List
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I have a bad habit of starting a book and then moving off and getting interested in something else. I have a stack of books with bookmarks in the middle that are always pending and I think it is safe to say that pending stack is my summer woodworking reading list. Maybe I’ll get distracted again and […]

Jun 172016
Lee Laird – My 2016 Summer Woodworking Reading List
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As the summer is rapidly approaching (although with quite a wet lead-in for some of us), I went through my bookcase to see what books I wanted to queue up for any slow periods, and possibly during any travel. I have a decent range of topics from which to choose, so I either try to […]

Jun 162016
Temple Blackwood - My 2016 Summer Woodworking Reading List
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Perhaps as a result of the impact of meeting Peter Korn in November 2015 at the meeting of NEMA (New England Museum Association) and then reading his book Why We Make Things and Why It Matters (David R. Godine, Publisher ©2015) in January, I have been steeped in reading books that reveal and explore the passion and spiritual richness […]

Jun 152016
Norm Reid--My 2016 Summer Woodworking Reading List
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I am fascinated by the potential of hand tools, especially handplanes, for crafting fine work.  My high interest in hand tools is reflected in my summer woodworking reading list. Paul Sellers’ Essential Woodworking Hand Tools is a thick and beautifully-presented compilation of information about all manner of hand tools.  I’ll start with this book for […]