Aug 132019
 
First Look: Woodpeckers Slab Flattening Mill
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In the February 2019 issue of Wood News, Norm Reid gave us a first look at the new Woodpeckers Slab Flattening Mill. If you enjoy making natural edge furniture, you’ll want to learn more about the Woodpeckers Slab Flattening Mill. Norm Reid was one of the first people to get one and discusses its setup […]

Aug 082019
 
Book Review: Chairmaker's Workshop
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For the August issue of Wood News Online, Norm Reid reviewed Drew Langsner’s new highly detailed discussion of green chairmaking, The Chairmaker’s Workshop: A longtime green woodworker and instructor at his North Carolina Country Workshop, Langsner was a teacher by choice, electing not to build chairs for profit on a continuing basis. His long experience […]

Aug 062019
 
Reusing Zippered Blanket Storage Bags – Tips from Sticks in the Mud – August 2019 – 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 from Sticks in the Mud woodworker, Jim Randolph. It’s OK if you call him “cheap.” There are a million uses for the zippered plastic bags that electric blankets […]

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 […]