Aug 052019
Creating a Safe Workshop Environment – Tips from Sticks in the Mud – August 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 […]

Aug 012019
August Woodworking Poll: Farming Out the "Work" in Woodworking
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These days, you can avoid just about any woodworking job you don’t like, yet still have a beautiful end product. Don’t like making drawers? You have options. You can order some stock sizes and design your furniture or cabinet around those sizes. You can have a local cabinet shop make them for you to your […]

Jul 262019
Tool Review: Barron Guide
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In another back issue of Wood News Online, Jeff Fleisher tries out the Barron Magnetic Dovetail Saw Guides. Walking us step-by-step through a quick dovetailing project, Jeff details each aspect of cutting dovetails using this guide and demonstrates how the guide will assist anyone nervous about attempting hand cut dovetails. Click here to read Jeff’s […]

Jul 242019
Tool Review: Wood Slicer
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In an older issue of Wood News Online, Jeff Fleisher installed a Wood Slicer Resaw Bandsaw Blade in his shop and tested it out. In particular Jeff was looking for a resaw blade that would minimize waste as he often works with highly figured woods and wants to get as many pieces as possible out […]

Jul 182019
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Fast, simple and accurate mortising is now possible with the Festool Domino Joiners, and the XL DF 700 Joiner will help you create joinery strong enough for large projects such as entryway doors, gates, rock solid tables & beds, and post & beam garden arbors. Mike Morton takes a closer look at the Festool Domino […]

Jul 162019
Turning the Corner: Short Tale of a Story Stick
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Did you know Temple Blackwood has a monthly woodturning column in Wood News? For the July issue of Wood News Online, Temple explains how he uses story sticks to reproduce a project multiple times: My goal with this project will be to occasionally replicate this little chair without needing to have the original back and […]

Jul 112019
Is it a Defect or a Feature?
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For the July issue of Wood News Online, Jeff Fleisher writes about the distinction between a defect or a feature, and how to change your attitude about it when doing custom woodworking projects: I recently overheard one of the students in my class say, “geez, I hope I don’t have to use this board because […]