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Reminder: Midwest Wood Sale this Weekend

Come to Cincinnati this weekend to scarf up the wood that is left at Midwest Woodworking at a significant discount – 25 percent off the already-low prices for solid wood and 40 percent of...


“Don’t Go In There, Sir – It’s The HTOZ !”

Most of the handsawgeek basement shop annex consists of an area designated as the HTOZ, or ‘Hand Tool Only Zone’. It is a place in which power tools of any shape or form are disallowed...


Sgabello di Fossacesia #4: A Seat with Some Curves

The Italian 16th century Sgabello had a flat seat. They were used as hallway chairs. If the patron of the house wanted you to stay you were invited in. If not, they didn’t want ...


Shop jigs #1: Tool tray for pre-made

I started my project today that I have been researching for the last 3 months. I find that it takes me a lot longer to do anything anymore do to a multitude of issues mainly my body betra...


Somehow it all came together #2: My woodworking adventures in Boston

Here is the latest from Somehow it all came together blog http://somehowitallcametogether.blogspot.com/2014/08/my-woodworking-adventures-in-boston.html


“The Handplane Book” | Best Traditional Woodworking Books & DVDs

In the above video I share another one of my absolute favorite books about traditional woodworking: “The Handplane Book” by Garrett Hack. Read my original blog post here. I hesi...


30 year break

After building the Grandfather Clock in my previous blog post, I took a 30 year break from woodworking. Why? I don’t really know. I graduated for High School, went to College, got...


A Quick Tip for New Turners

Something to be aware of when turning Bowls:- When you sharpen your Bowl Gouge you may get a tiny “Burr” on the heal of the bevel that then results in scratches in your piece...


FANTASY MARQUETRY #3: Preparing a packet For Cutting

You might remember from the last time that I was busy preparing veneers by cutting them to size and also putting reinforcing tape on the face sides. The marquetry will be cut with the bac...


Poll: Tenon Terminology

What do you call this non-integral piece of joinery?



Confession

Lack of blogging confession? Ack, take that as read. (Hello to anyone still out there, by the way. Clearly I still aten't dead.) No, this is something that's been weighing on my mind sin...


The Shows #25: Central States Fair start of day 5

Of course with sales you go into every show hoping that you sell everything you have. Then the show and reality bothstart. This year, the rreality started late. The weekend was huge. I w...


LJ friends and gifts. #21: Jamies two face knife ;-)

Jamies two face knifeperhaps the brother knife… Hi LJ’s, I have been offline for a while, had a wonderful summer, but ran out of energy at the end.As some of you know I hav...



My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1385: Making Lemonade

Thoughout my life, I have practiced and somewhat mastered the art of finding good in most anything. Even when something bad occurs, I have myself trained to try to find a positive slant i...


paul frankl dressing table 5 #5: paul Frankl Dressing table.

http://youtu.be/hHsHyx9R7Js Not far to go now. Starting to look the part now!


HFDC Dust Collector Optimization #2: HFDC Dust Collector Optimization - Cutting the TOP HAT pieces

After a couple days away from the shop I was able to get back at it after work yesterday. Crazy but I am the most productive at 4:30 AM when I get home from my 12hr shift. Today when I ...


Furniture #8: Maloof Stool Raw finished

Here is the finished (as a blog) stool Once it came out of the clamps all the joints looked OK so it underwent 3 hours of sculpting and preliminary 80 Grit sanding. Followed by a go...


National Moulding Book: Containing The Latest Styles Of Mouldings - 1899

Compliments of Eagle Lumber Co... Manufacturs Of Arkansas Yellow Pine, Eagle Mills, Ark. 1899. Title, in full: National Moulding Book; Containing The Latest Styles Of Mouldings; Interior ...


Back to a Slightly Flawed, Six-pronged Friend

I have concluded that the surface-mounted tee-nuts (item 94122A200 from McMaster-Carr) are difficult to break, but they do break at the collar if you tighten their mating bolts too much. ...


Furniture #7: Maloof stool Rough Profile and glue up

The day started well.I read all the blog comments and replied accordingly. Thats about all that needs to be said about posting screwups. Stools seat work: After fixing the front profil...


Josh’s Standalone Shop

Josh builds custom furniture out of his SoCal Shop!


Knockdown Bench: Good News and Bad

Here’s the good news: The bench is assembled and works well. I’ll explain the construction details in the coming days. And the bad: I destroyed one of the knockdown fasteners tonight. I t...


Side project #4: More Flags

Because I opted for a smaller version of the US flag, I had lots of ping pong balls left over. So I decided to make an Irish flag. Then My wife protested until I told her I’d...