Jan 032017
Tips from Sticks in the Mud – January 2017 – Tip #2– The Perfect Sharpening Angle
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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.” This is a Matt Cremona tip, but it’s one I just had to share because it revolutionized sharpening for me. Matt […]

Jan 022017
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As a beginner woodworker, I have accomplished few enough things that I have a staggering amount to discover in any direction I turn. The reasons I was drawn to the craft in the first place included the joy of making things with my hands, a wish to share a hobby with my dad, and an all-encompassing love […]

Jan 012017
Tips from Sticks in the Mud – January 2017 – Tip #1 – Building a Sharpening Center
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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 302016
Woodworking Resolutions for 2017 - Temple Blackwood
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Looking back at my resolutions for 2016, I happily scored high, about a B+, with my plan to stimulate my middle son with his birthday “gift of Time” to pursue time in his shop or at a workshop to learn more about his passion for tools and fabrication. Thanks to the generous support from his […]

Dec 292016
Woodworking Resolutions for 2017 - Curtis Turner
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I wanted to start my resolutions first with a review of 2016 goals. One of my resolutions was to work more with milk paint and build a Dutch Tool Chest. I am happy to report both of those objectives were achieved. It was tremendous experience to work with my 10 year old son to complete […]

Dec 282016
Woodworking Resolutions for 2017 - Terry Chapman
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Ah, good old resolutions! Who doesn’t make resolutions for the New Year — I suppose it is a symptom of the human condition, a little bit of hope springs eternal, at least for the first few weeks of the year. So here goes: 1. I’m going to learn something new this New Year. Last year […]

Dec 272016
Woodworking Resolutions for 2017 - Norm Reid
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OK, so I over-pledged on the number of projects I would build in 2016. I mean, somehow I thought I’d be able to complete at least a Baker’s Dozen before the year was out. Well, things just didn’t work out as I planned. Why not, you may well ask? Frankly, a lot of things intervened, […]