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The Ultimate Band Saw Box Book- is back in print!

12-03-2014 10:32 PM by Donna Menke | 2 comments »

First a note of background:At the beginning of 2007 my book came out with the Sterling Publications company. They printed 16,000 copies and we sold them all. In 2010 the book went out of print- sad face. I made a digital download and a CD copy to keep the book alive since there were no used copies available- for less than a whole lot.Just this month a fine company, Echo Point Books, has published a wonderful new issue of the book. The cover is new- and I like it better than the old one. T...

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A Strategy for Woodworking #30: Quality

10-16-2014 02:49 PM by Gary Rogowski | 4 comments »

Dream all you like. Think about what it would be like to be skilled in a craft. But skill is gained only by work. Mastery comes after years of study, the rewards through discipline & sacrifice. Sigh. Quality work does not come through an afternoon’s study. It is the work of a lifetime. And why not? What great skilled worker learned their craft in a weekend? What musician became masterful in a few hours of study? It is this very process of learning your skill, of practicing you...

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Miniature wood species - wish list

08-25-2013 07:48 AM by JustaLilJoinery | 1 comment »

I’m going to use this blog post for my wood species wish list for some recommended types especially useful for making scale furniture. I find that I source information on the internet and promptly forget it once I come across an opportunity to use it…)Anyone who knows a great source for any of these can feel free to chime in with a link or connection to any of these materials. I’m going to post them one by one as I source, use and then evaluate my scale experience with the...

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03-18-2012 03:41 AM by Rockne | 13 comments »

Sawstop Customer Service contacted me and rectified the situation very well.

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So good, you got fired

02-03-2011 06:10 PM by miles125 | 23 comments »

This post is in response to richgreer’s great post on “Can you just slap something together” found here… http://lumberjocks.com/topics/23755 I’m thinking there’s a general misunderstanding about how adjusting the level of craftsmanship depending on circumstances is not a skill set in its own right. It is. And a very valuable one. Maybe what we’re seeing is simply the difference between how a hobbyist views woodworking and how those who do it for a ...

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Hardwood Durable Furniture #1: Leave the throw-away crowd

03-17-2010 10:40 PM by GlenMcD | 1 comment »

As times tighten, it seems like it’s a good idea to buy value. Durable, well-made products were what the United States was built on. Support our own, but insist on quality, durability, and repairability. Shameless plug…give Rhumbline Furniture a try, you won’t be disappointed….sorry, had to do it, we are pretty proud of our accomplishments.

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Back to better video

10-24-2009 02:36 PM by Chris Davis | 1 comment »

I’ve been having problems with my video feed lately. I keep breaking by good cameras (shop not a good environment). Then I crashed my computer. After waiting almost 2 weeks for a recovery disk. I think I have things going again. I also replace one of the camera. For building pictures and recorded video see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com. See what we are doing live: <div></div>

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A tale of 2 meals

04-13-2008 01:37 AM by Alan | 2 comments »

On a recent trip, my wife, Penny, and I had dinner at 2 different restaurants with 2 completely different results. When we made our reservations, we told each one about Penny’s severe lactose intolerance- no dairy whatsoever.More… Both places were in the same price range. The first was an upscale national chain- very corporate, impersonal and LOUD. Even though we let them know about Penny’s situation in advance and also told the server, he still gave her a dipping sauce m...

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