May 092017
 
The Madcap Woodwright: Getting Comfy in Your Shop
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One of the first things that drew me to woodworking was the high school shop. Not the fact that I was taking “shop class” really, more the shop space itself. It was a large room with the machines and several “team” work benches. (large, square benches that had a vise on each of the four […]

May 082017
 
Show Us Your Shop Update: Tony Rumball Mens Shed
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Wood News readers may recall from our January 2017  “Show Us Your Shop” that Tony Rumball from Canberra Australia had access to three shops – one of which was his local (community) Mens Shed. Mens Sheds promote the well being and health of men and play a role in the prevention of social isolation by […]

May 052017
 
Tips from Sticks in the Mud – May 2017 – Tip #2– "Free" Sanding Tools
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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.” I love my scrollsaw. I’m not completely convinced it loves me, but I’m working to make it more of a friend. […]

May 042017
 
Tips from Sticks in the Mud – May 2017 – Tip #1– Bandsaw Blade Tensioning
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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 032017
 
POLL: What is your favorite or most important non-woodworking tool in your workshop?
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For me, my favorite non-woodworking tool in my workshop is my stereo. I’d be lost without the music, but, my television is hooked up to the stereo, so I can get caught up on the latest news, too, which is especially important when there is a late-breaking event. One night my wife came down while I […]

Apr 272017
 
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Having trouble storing all of your clamps? In this 2-part video, Steve Johnson, aka the Down to Earth Woodworker, shares his plan for an adjustable, re-configurable, stacked Clamp Rack that is 5S compliant for his workshop. Turns out this new design allows for 2x the amount of clamps in the same space! Take a look […]

Apr 252017
 
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If you have a Rikon 10-324 or 10-325 14″ Bandsaw, and are sick of all of those hex wrenches, you need the Tool-less Blade Guide Upgrade Kit. Install this kit on your bandsaw in minutes and enjoy the simplicity of tool-less spring-loaded guides. Find out more about the Tool-less Blade Guide Upgrade Kit in this 12 minute video.