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 […]

Jul 102018
 
Recycled Door Kickplate – Tips from Sticks in the Mud – July 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.” “Cheap” doesn’t have to mean inferior materials. I found some discarded sign material, aluminum with a rubber sandwich filling, and I […]

Jul 092018
 
Quick Fixes with a Domino – Tips from Sticks in the Mud – July 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 052018
 
Dust Collection - The Clean Air Myth
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In an article he wrote in 2016, Steve Johnson addresses dust collection in the shop, arguing that even with a high quality dust collector and a good air filtration system, you still can not expect to have clean air in your shop. (Though he still thinks both of these systems are important to have for […]

Jul 032018
 
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We are getting ready to release our next episode of The Highland Woodworker and it got us thinking about some of our favorite past episodes, including this one from 2015 which featured Don Williams and Christopher Schwarz guiding us on a tour of the H.O. Studley Tool Cabinet. With great stories about the history of […]