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Blog series by TampaTom updated 03-23-2009 04:23 PM 2 parts 2957 reads 7 comments total

Part 1: Sometimes a Bench is a Bench

03-16-2009 06:39 PM by TampaTom | 5 comments »

I’m sure there are one hundred ways to build a work bench, and all of them are correct if they meet your needs. – Danny Proulx, Building Woodshop Workstations You wanna brew up an instant argument? Find a group of woodworkers and ask them their opinions about brands of pick up trucks. For the record, I drive a Toyota Corolla. I chose this car because it gets me from point A to point B with a modicum of comfort while using as little gas as possible. It has a reputation ...

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Part 2: Stuff I've Built - The Fujiwhara Chest

03-23-2009 04:23 PM by TampaTom | 2 comments »

For those who follow along at the Wood Whisperer Blog, Marc Spagnuolo has featured one of my latest projects as his featured Project of the Week. This is a Krenov-inspired chest on stand I built mostly out of offcuts I purchased at Weiss Hardwoods in Largo, Florida. I wanted the base to have a little movement and grace, so I cut the rails and stretchers with a curve in them. Both the front and back curves have identical arcs – as do the two sides. The chest is made of maple and i...

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