Jan 052018
 
Venetian Blind Painting Trick – Tips from Sticks in the Mud – January 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.” That genius philosopher, Plato, was the smart guy who said, “Necessity is the mother of invention.” On the eve of New […]

Jan 042018
 
Wear Your Safety Glasses! – Tips from Sticks in the Mud – January 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 […]

Dec 212017
 
Tuning and Using the Adjustable Spokeshave
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If the Adjustable Spokeshave is still a mystery to you, this article will help you out. The Highland Woodworking staff has clarified the setup and use of the helpful spokeshave in this short piece. Click here to read more about the Adjustable Spokeshave

Dec 142017
 
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If you’ve been looking for a new project to tackle, why not try making one of the Hock Kitchen Knife Kits? In the video series below, you can follow along as Mike Morton goes through the entire build process, from initial shaping to applying finish. Make some great gifts for friends and families, or get […]

Dec 122017
 
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If you’ve been looking for a better way to finish your work, look no further than the humble card scraper. Card Scrapers can cut finishing time in half, removing glue squeeze-out, leveling across joints and eliminating tearout, while providing a great surface for applying finish. In the video below, Matt Cremona takes a closer look […]

Dec 052017
 
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  I love surprises. My sweet wife, Brenda, hates surprises. We agree on one surprise area, though, and that is neither of us likes gift surprises. We know what we like, we know what we want, and we don’t see the point of getting something we can’t use or don’t like. For example, one family […]

Dec 042017
 
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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’re really cheap, like me, you don’t like paying for internet access when you’re away from home or work. When […]