May 162019
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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 […]

May 142019
Book Review: Mortise & Tenon Magazine, Issue #6
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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 […]

May 092019
Watch Yer' Woodworking Language
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For the May issue of Wood News Online, Bob Rummer writes about the history of woodworking language and the importance of getting the details right: A standard terminology is an important part of any craft or discipline. If you are going to be certified as a master electrician, you have to know the difference between […]

May 062019
Dumpster Diving – Tips from Sticks in the Mud – May 2019 – 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 from Sticks in the Mud woodworker, Jim Randolph. It’s OK if you call him “cheap.” We’ve written a number of times about all of the good stuff that […]

May 032019
Side of the Road Wood Pickup – Tips from Sticks in the Mud – May 2019 – 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 […]

May 012019
May Poll: How Often Do You Calibrate Your Woodworking Tools?
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Set it and forget it. That’s probably the way most of us treat calibration of our large power tools. When my Delta Unisaw arrived, I spent days setting it up. Got the tables perfectly coplanar, squared the Biesemeyer fence just a hair out of perfect to reduce the risk of kickback, made the rule as […]

Apr 252019
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Steve Gass, creator of the SawStop Table Saw finger-saving technology, has a lot of confidence in his table saws. So much confidence that he was willing to go on Discovery Channel’s Time Warp show to demonstrate the technology, using his own finger! Watch the demonstration in the video below: Learn more about the SawStop Table […]