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Carving a Wooden Spoon

Carving a Wooden Spoon

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Follow along as I muddle my way through my first attempt at carving a wooden spoon.

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How to Build an Attractive Wooden Shed in 5 Easy Steps

How to Build an Attractive Wooden Shed in 5 Easy Steps

   For homeowners with a lot of tools and outdoor equipment, plenty of storage space is a must. If building full detached garages is a bit outside of your wheelhouse, you can opt for wooden sheds...

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Wood Decorating Tips for an Office

Wood Decorating Tips for an Office

  Wood decorations can offer a modern and contemporary look for your office. There are several wood decoration materials suitable for an office including blond wood, cedar wood, cherry wood paneling...

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How You Can Cheaply Make Your Wooden Sliding Door and Maintain It in Tip-top Condition

How You Can Cheaply Make Your Wooden Sliding Door and Maintain It in Tip-top Condition

    Besides the fact that sliding doors can be quite expensive, they offer easy accessibility to the next room or space. With these doors, all you need is to push and slide it open by rolling the...

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The last workbench I will ever build

The last workbench I will ever build

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Like many others, I felt it was time for a workbench upgrade, likely this would be the last bench I build and wanted it to be unique. The design is my own, incorporating many features from my...

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How to Keep Your Wooden Furniture Termite Free

How to Keep Your Wooden Furniture Termite Free

There is probably no creature as devastating to a home as that annoying little insect called a termite. Taking control of a buggy situation to save your wooden lawn furniture is imperative if you...

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Bowsaw built in a weekend

Bowsaw built in a weekend

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A quick and fun project, this saw was easy to make and is going to be very handy in the shop

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Hybrid Tool Chest, Part III

Hybrid Tool Chest, Part III

Correcting some issues and adding an interior to this East-meets-West tool box.

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Hybrid Tool Chest, Part II

Hybrid Tool Chest, Part II

A wedge-driven lid finishes off the exterior of my beginner's toolbox

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My Wood Shop

My Wood Shop

Work in progress everyday.  Will it ever be perfect?

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is digital manufacturing a friend or a foe?

is digital manufacturing a friend or a foe?

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A friend sent me a link yesterday to a blog post on the FWW website asking the question: "Is technology killing the craft of furniture?" Judging from the 35 comments there in the last two days, it...

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The Woodworking Shows, Northeast.

The Woodworking Shows, Northeast.

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Vendors, instructors, and waves of woodworkers gather in Springfield, Mass.

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50 Cent Chisels

50 Cent Chisels

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I found both of these chisels at separate garage sales. Paid 50 cents for each. The larger one, 1 1/2" Lakeside, had remnants of its old handle. The edge had a big gash, looked like it had been used...

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Hybrid Tool Chest, Part I

Hybrid Tool Chest, Part I

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Managing my way through a beginner's toolbox project.

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Lithium Ion Battery Technology Under Fire

Lithium Ion Battery Technology Under Fire

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Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp. lays claim to the revolutionary battery technology and sets its sights on competitors.

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Metal bodied smoothing plane

Metal bodied smoothing plane

This was a prototype hand plane I built that was largely inspired by the Norris A13 and the Stanley 4 1/2 smoothing planes. Weighing in at just over 9 lbs this hand plane is very heavy but is very...

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Porter Cable Recalls 100,000 Production Routers in U.S.

Porter Cable Recalls 100,000 Production Routers in U.S.

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Recall due to electric shock hazard

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Wooden Plane

Wooden Plane

This is my hand plane that is made of Padouk, Red Oak, and Sycamore. I had some alignment issues in relation to the assemblage of three different parts. It is apparent that there is a noticeable step...

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Mirka Random Orbital Sander Recall

Mirka Random Orbital Sander Recall

Electrical short poses potential fire hazard for tool owners.

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Block of red oak

Block of red oak

Red Oak body, wedge of Sycamore.  Body is 18" long, iron is an old Dunlap 2" wide plane iron.  Nice weekend project. 

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