Apr 172015
The Wood Whisperer Guild: Sculpted Rocker Build
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If you aren’t familiar with The Wood Whisperer Guild, now is a pretty good time to find out about it. Our friend, Marc Spagnuolo (The Wood Whisperer), has been passionate about teaching woodworking for over a decade and with modern day technology, he has found a way to spread his teaching expertise through the Guild. […]

Apr 152015
An Extremely Scientific Report on the Clamping Pressure of my new Kreg Automaxx Clamps
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My son thinks I’m a little bit strange sometimes.  He calls me often (partially to see if I’m still living), but when he called today, I told him I was in the shop testing my new wood clamps on the old bath scale.  He says, right, sure you are.  I bought a new bath scale […]

Apr 092015
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Have you ever tried traditional woodworking? If yes, you may think the process was way too long and boring, and asked yourself why you did that when you could have use power tools. Well I’m going to tell you 6 reasons I prefer it and why I think everyone that enjoys woodworking should try it out and discover […]

Apr 062015
It’s Too Big For a Dutchman - How to design an accent inlay to cover up a huge flaw
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When cutting out the parts for a project, I usually start by planning my cut list to cut around the defect, or have the ugliest side of the board face towards the back. I have also filled many knotholes with epoxy, which creates a nice affect. However, before modern day epoxies it was standard practice to inlay a […]

Mar 312015
Tips from Sticks in the Mud – April Tip #3- Using the small pieces of PVC
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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.”  Useful are even the smallest pieces of PVC pipe you begged from the plumbers at the construction site up the street.  […]