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04-05-2012 07:52 PM

Fine Woodworking Article - 21 replies

As many of you already know, I have an article in the new issue of Fine Woodworking Magazine.What I didn’t know was they also did a video on their website on how to use the jig. I just watched it and was pleased at Steve’s presentation. Thanks to Steve Scott, the associate editor I worked with. He did a great job with the video. ...

06-18-2010 11:48 PM

Communication? - 29 replies

Is it just me, or do some of you get totally frustrated with people refusing to use the right terminology for things. Having been in construction all my life, we have constantly had to deal with people using their own made up names for things. Or more often using the wrong description. For instance, in the raised panel cabinet door business, ...

05-10-2010 03:43 PM

What Are You? - 42 replies

Just for fun I wanted to start an off the wall discussion. If you could be any woodworking tool or shop fixture, what would it be? And why? I’ll start. ——-I think I would chose to be a workbench. I’ve never been one to be on the sidelines while the action is going on. Since the workbench is used in almost all projec...

12-21-2009 08:01 PM

Woodworkers Unite! - 25 replies

I don’t know about where you live, but here in Lubbock, Texas, the trend in our public school system has been to get away from the industrial arts programs, including wood shop. They have shut down all the high school shop programs, and the budgets for the remaining middle schools are disgusting. This is a letter to the editor I wrote to o...

11-16-2009 11:48 PM

Router Bit Mishap - 37 replies

One of our customers was making a box like The Wood Whisperer showed on video recently. He was routing out the inside and found his bit was a bit (no pun intended) too short. Of course he did the “logical” thing, he brought the bit out of the collet enough to compensate. After tightening well, (or so he thought) he began to rout six ...

08-25-2009 06:23 PM

How Not to Sand - 19 replies

This is funny—-Check it out!

07-01-2009 08:42 PM

Biblical Era Tools - 22 replies

I wasn’t sure where to post this, but tools seemed to be as good as any. For a long time I have kicked around an idea for a drama to do in church. The premise would be Joseph the Carpenter doing a monalogue while actually dong some sort of woodworking. My question is—I’m having a hard time finding any good history on early J...

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