Apr 032018
 
Mixing Epoxy – Tips from Sticks in the Mud – April 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.” Back in the day, can openers created a sharp-edged disk of metal that was at least as dangerous as a Ninja […]

Apr 022018
 
Using and Storing Epoxy – Tips from Sticks in the Mud – April 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 […]

Mar 222018
 
Show Us Your Shop:<br>Gary Wegner's Own Festool Heaven
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In the latest issue of Festool Heaven, we featured Gary Wegner’s woodworking shop. When Gary Wegner left his farm and moved into town in Spokane, WA, he decided to reinvent his wood shop by eliminating his tablesaw and replacing it with a Festool TS 55 Tracksaw and MFT Workbench. Take a look at the pictures of his […]

Mar 202018
 
Video: Use the Barron Guide to Make a Hand Tool Tote
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Having trouble with your dovetails? Try using the David Barron Magnetic Dovetail Saw Guide for awhile and see if it helps straighten out your cuts. In the video above, Jay Bates uses his Barron Magnetic Dovetail Saw Guide to hand cut dovetails for a hand tool tote. Follow along to see how you can use […]

Mar 152018
 
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Leigh’s B975 Box Joint and Beehive Jig offers a simple way to quickly make perfect half-inch and 3/4-inch box joints using either a handheld router or a router mounted in a router table. To find out more about this exciting new tool, watch the playlist below:

Mar 132018
 
Book Review: The Woodwright's Shop
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Reviewed by J. Norman Reid In the March issue of Wood News, Norm Reid takes a closer look at a classic, Roy Underhill’s The Woodwright’s Shop. This book is more than a guide to working timber into useful things; it’s an essential guide for anyone desiring to live close to nature, as well as a […]

Mar 082018
 
Should Old Tools Be Replated?
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In the March issue of Wood News, Bob Rummer writes about restoring vintage tools, and some of his conservation practices. The article offers an interesting discussion of collector vs. woodworker approaches to restoration. The place that we seem to get into arguments is with old tools that have value to both collectors and woodworkers. The […]