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2098 days ago

In case you missed the Berea hand tools conference... - 1 reply

I posted earlier today on the LJs blog about a short video I produced from still photos I snapped during the conference. You will find it at this link. Enjoy! Al

2282 days ago

Intro to the Leigh D4R dovetail jig - 2 replies

My thanks to all who viewed the two videos I made on flattening the workbench , and applying the finish to the flat bench top . I have started something new – please let me know how you like it: I have posted the first video, Introduction to the Leigh D4R dovetail jig . I will be posting the videos showing the procedures to make through...

2284 days ago

Applying the finish to the (flat) workbench top - 2 replies

I want to share with you the latest: Today I applied the finish to the now flat bench top, and it was EASY. It was especially easy compared to the huffing and puffing I did two days ago, when I flattened the top with hand planes – a first for me. If you have a little time, you can view the short video here . Thanks for watching!...

2285 days ago

With apologies to hand tool users - flattening my workbench top - 7 replies

Some of you will remember my workbench developed a bad crown that ran along the entire length of the top. Well, now that heating season is over, I decided it was time to flatten it. You can see how I did it by visiting my blog and watching a short video I made . To the galoots of the world: I hope no one is insulted by my hand plane technique...

2392 days ago

The 2008 Kansas City Woodworking Show-Friends, reflections, sights & sounds - 1 reply

I invite you to visit my blog , to view the video I made while at the 2008 Kansas City Woodworking Show. A bunch of WoodNet and Saw Mill Creek members attended a breakfast ahead of the Show’s opening time. You get a chance to meet all of them, as they reveal themselves and their affiliation. We had a great gathering! My thanks to St...

2487 days ago

Inlaid dovetails - Part 3, The Finale - 8 replies

I just posted this last episode this morning. I hope you know where to find it. Thanks for looking! P.S.: In case you don’t know where to look:

2490 days ago

Inlaid dovetails - a video tutorial - 9 replies

Well, I have done it now – I just posted on my blog ( ) Parts 1 and 2 of a video tutorial on how to make inlaid dovetails using the Leigh D4 jig. I used sycamore as the primary wood, and walnut as the accent inlays. Part 1 is The Basics: General preparation, Intro, How to adjust the fingers on the D4 to al...

2496 days ago

There IS wood in these photos! - 6 replies

LOML and I took a break from woodworking this past weekend, and caught a LOT of trees, and a LOT of Fall leaf colors – the rest of the story is on my blog. – thanks for looking!

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