Tag Archives: woodworking

Resawn Tote

Back in May I wrote about purchasing a new band saw for my shop. The primary reason for selecting this particular saw was its resaw capacity. Resawing, in case you don’t want to revisit that post, is the process of … Continue reading

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One-Man Shop

30 years ago my wife and I were in Sears buying a globe for a hanging lamp I had made. While there, I was drooling over the power tools. Craftsman isn’t my first choice for power tools these days, but … Continue reading

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Hit the Road Winter

Last week, my wife saw a Robin in our yard. I think it was part of the advance team that came up to check things out. I’m sure he sent a text message back to the rest of the flock … Continue reading

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Caution I Brake for Toffee

One of the secretaries in our office used to have a candy dish on her desk. She kept it filled with whatever kind of candy people felt like donating, or candy that she would buy with the money people were … Continue reading

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One Man’s Scrap Is Our Next Few Projects

About ten years ago, I made an uncharacteristic decision. I decided to get rid of all of the lumber that I had stored in my workshop. I made some furniture out of the biggest pile, and I started working my … Continue reading

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This Old Village

Thanks to a Father’s Day gift from our daughter Faith, I got to see one of my heroes live. Faith contributed to the Saw Mill Restoration project at Old Sturbridge Village in nearby Sturbridge, MA, and she gave enough to … Continue reading

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They’re Not Just Tools – They’re Connections

When my daughter saw that picture on my Flickr site, she asked in a comment “That’s your square, right?” I am well aware of the private message in that question. You see, the two combination squares I gave her for … Continue reading

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Listening to a Slab of Wood

Every now and then, a piece of wood speaks to a woodworker. It tells the woodworker how it needs to be used – what it wants to be. Early last month, I spied this worm-eaten slab in Woodcraft, and it … Continue reading

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Woodworking Part-6 – Vendors

For the final post in this series, I am going to move solidly into the world of my opinion. Sooner or later, no matter what tool you decide to buy or what project you plan to tackle, you have to … Continue reading

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Woodworking Part-5 – Shop Accessories

If you try to justify your woodworking by saying that it saves money over buying furniture, you are going to lose. Woodworking, like growing your own vegetables, is a passion that you should never attempt to do the math on. … Continue reading

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