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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Many years ago, Alan Noel wrote an article for Wood News telling the story of an accident with his tablesaw, and his reasoning for upgrading to a SawStop. Just before my 54th birthday, I was using my old tablesaw to cut some pieces of poplar into long strips to hold glass panels in cabinet doors. […]
Have you ever wondered how the SawStop braking technology actually works? This short video walks you through the process and shows you the secrets of SawStop’s amazing finger detection technology. Click here to take a closer look at the SawStop Tablesaw options available at Highland Woodworking.