Aug 062018
August Woodworking Poll: How Do You Make Yourself Stop To Sharpen Your Tools?
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People are of two minds about sharpening, I believe. Some hate sharpening. They despise having to stop working, even though they realize that sharp tools are safer and easier to use. Like other necessary things we wish we didn’t have to do, we recognize the value, even as we’re wishing. Others might not mind sharpening, […]

Aug 032018
Prepping Used Wood - Tips from Sticks in the Mud – August 2018 – Tip #2
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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.” It’s all well and good to make nest boxes for cavity-nesting birds to raise young in, but, we frugal woodworkers don’t […]

Aug 022018
Building an Owl Nest Box – Tips from Sticks in the Mud – August 2018 – Tip #1
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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 […]

Jul 242018
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In the July issue of The Highland Woodturner, Justin Moon takes a tour of the OneWay Wolverine Grinding Jig and demonstrates setup and use of this useful tool. Sharpen your turning tools accurately and repeatably with the OneWay Wolverine Grinding Jig.

Jul 192018
Lost My “Man” Card with a Battery-Powered Chainsaw
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Well, I suppose it had to happen sooner or later. We all get older if we are lucky, so a couple of months ago, I went to the local Lawn Supply and bought a battery powered chain saw. I had begun to find myself putting things off because I didn’t want to have to try […]

Jul 172018
Article: Restoring a Rocker
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In the latest issue of Wood News Online, Marshall Knox shares his method for restoring a rocking chair for a client whose Grandfather had built the chair. Marshall discusses his process for fixing the joints in the chair and applying a new finish. Click here to read more!

Jul 112018
July Woodworking Poll: Do You Recycle In Your Shop?
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Shop time is precious. However, so is Mother Earth. We have only one, and we have only one lifetime to treat her right, both for our own good and those who will occupy her in the future. Think “children” and “grandchildren.” Therefore, it’s worth the time to make a few extra steps across the shop […]