Sep 142015
 
Half of a Cow
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I bought half a cow (hide) last week. Many years ago we went to visit my Mother and she was proud to tell us she had bought half a cow. Of course, that was too much for my brother and me. We immediately started to quiz her on which half of the cow she bought. […]

Sep 112015
 
Poll: How Clean is Your Workshop?
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I love cleaning my garage.  Our garage encompasses the place where our cars and boat park, my wife’s clay studio and my woodworking shop. Steve Johnson and I were talking one day and I mentioned I can walk in the garage in my stocking feet.  Steve was shocked!  I really like it to be that […]

Sep 092015
 
The September 2015 issue of Wood News Online
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Welcome back to woodworking season! Our September issue of Wood News Online is full of projects, new tools, and woodworking tips to help motivate your return to the shop! This month’s issue includes: Where Are All The Girls in the Shop– This month Anne spends a day in the shop with Kim McIntyre, who grew […]

Sep 032015
 
Back to the Shop 2015 - Curtis Turner
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The change in seasons will soon bring cooler weather. That means the start of turning season for many parts of the country. Now is a good time to take care of a few shop maintenance chores. Last week, I accomplished the following: 1. Restocked the first aid kit. Fortunately, I only needed to replace a few band […]

Sep 022015
 
Back to the Shop 2015 - Anne Briggs Bohnett
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Though Summer is far and away my favorite season, as fall approaches, I am getting really excited to transition from long days working outside on our farm back into the shop. My fall transition this year will be very different than it has been any year prior, however, as two pretty major life changes have come about since […]

Sep 012015
 
Tips from Sticks in the Mud – September Tip #2 - Reusing Audio Speaker Magnets
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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.” If you are not fumble-fingered, you may want to skip this tip. Always unplug your table saw when working in or […]