Apr 202017
 
Woodturning Project: Turning Offset Candelabras
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In the April issue of The Highland Woodturner, we are featuring Ray Bissonette, a favorite contributor from past issues. After having his turnings featured in the June 2013 issue of The Highland Woodturner, Ray Bissonette used his earned store credit toward a new Spindle Gouge, which helped him add a new design element to his […]

Apr 182017
 
Show Us Your Shop: 6 Shops from the Recent Archives
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Over the last year, we have featured some dream shops in Wood News. We recently collected a few from the archives, including Randy Cordle’s ‘minimalist shop’, Derik VanVleet’s ‘King in his Castle’ shop and more. Take a look at these workshops for ideas and inspiration, or just for fun. And to read about even more shops, […]

Apr 132017
 
Shop-Made Sand Paper Tearing Jig
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Most folks will use 9″ x 11″ sandpaper sheets at some point in their sanding endeavors. And most of us typically will cut the sheets down in size to suit some particular sanding pad size, or to make a more appropriately sized piece of sandpaper for hand sanding. Ways to tear sandpaper paper down in […]

Apr 102017
 
Why Chip Carving?
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Chip carving has been around for hundreds of years, has been practiced by men and women of all ages and from all walks of life, and continues to grow in popularity around the world. There are a number of reasons why this is the case. Chip carving has a low startup cost, does not require […]

Apr 052017
 
April Woodworking Poll: What tools do you have that you wish you hadn't bought?
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What tools do you have that you wish you hadn’t bought? The Wood Whisperer, Marc Spagnuolo,  says one is his Dremel tool. I, on the other hand, use my Dremel tool and attachments all the time: cutoffs, buffing small items, engraving/signing my work, routing small areas with the burr, cleaning out knots to ready them […]

Apr 042017
 
Tips from Sticks in the Mud – April 2017 – Tip #2– Workshop Cleaning
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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 got this little vacuum attachment, you guessed it, for free. I’d never used one before, but, when our regular carpet […]

Apr 032017
 
Tips from Sticks in the Mud – April 2017 – Tip #1 – Marking Pros and Cons
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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 […]