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Blog series by James updated 12-02-2013 08:46 PM 21 parts 18359 reads 25 comments total

Part 1: Launching a new completely free woodworking Magazine

08-19-2013 11:34 PM by James | 0 comments »

Welcome to Weekend Warrior Woodworking Magazine! A quarterly magazine that is completely free. The magazine contains articles, projects and shop tours written by woodworkers from all over just like you and I. If you are at all like me, you work at all of hours of the day and night in the shop. A three day weekend means an extra day or night in the shop. I know I am not the only one who walks in from their shop and realizes that it’s 1:30 in the morning or even later. I subscribe to all of th...

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Part 2: Sign-up for the magazine: Win a Lie-Nielsen Tool!

08-20-2013 11:48 PM by James | 6 comments »

For the launch of the magazine we are a giving away LN Plane courtesy of Lie-Nielsen Toolworks, click here to read about.

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Part 3: Win a Bell Forest Project Pack

08-23-2013 06:21 AM by James | 3 comments »

Check out the latest blog post and see how you can win a project pack from Bell Forest! Win a Bell Forest Project Pack!

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Part 4: Workbench Confession: I Don't Have One!

08-24-2013 10:44 PM by James | 0 comments »

Check out my post on contemplating a bench build here

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Part 5: Breaking in My Lie-Nielsen Low Angle Jack Plane

08-25-2013 09:41 AM by James | 9 comments »

I finally got to put my LN No. 62 to some use. Check it out hereMake sure you read the entire post!

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Part 6: What do You Want to See in the Magazine

08-30-2013 04:18 PM by James | 0 comments »

Community feedback is important to the magazine. In my latest post I ask for feedback on what content woodworkers would like to see in the magazine. Read about it here.

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Part 7: Hand Plane Challenge

09-02-2013 01:19 AM by James | 0 comments »

I started a hand plane challenge on my blog for the month of September! Read about it here

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Part 8: Pictures From the Shop

09-07-2013 04:00 AM by James | 0 comments »

I have been working to finish the lid for a steamer trunk the last couple of days before I get started on a couple projects for the magazine! Check it out here

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Part 9: Wooden Boat Festival but More Importantly the Tool Vendor Area!

09-08-2013 05:26 AM by James | 0 comments »

Had some fun today at the Lie-Nielsen both during the Wooden Boat Festival, read about it here.

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Part 10: Moxon Vise Hardware

09-10-2013 08:49 AM by James | 0 comments »

I received the BenchCrafted Moxon Vise hardware in the mail today. I am going be building a joinery bench, you can read more about it here.

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Part 11: Sharpening Station and Angle Guide Jig

09-12-2013 01:21 PM by James | 1 comment »

Set up an dedicated sharpening station and jig. Check it out here

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Part 12: Start of the Joinery Bench Build

09-16-2013 01:04 PM by James | 0 comments »

I started the joinery bench build and am documenting it here

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Part 13: Hand Plane Challenge Update with Giveaway Announcement!

09-20-2013 01:44 AM by James | 0 comments »

I am ashamed to say that I am not getting in nearly as much hand planing practice as I originally intended to. Hopefully those of you who are joining inon the challenge are finding time to work on your skills. I have not even started to work on the Try Square yet but I did download Andre Roubo’s Try Square Digital Download by Chris Schwarz and it looks like a pretty good plan. I do intend to build a Try Square based on his plan before the end of the month. You know that saying “burning the c...

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Part 14: Joinery Bench Build: Lamination, Lamination Lamination!

09-25-2013 08:01 AM by James | 0 comments »

Like the title stated this last part of the build involved a lot of lamination! The entire bench top is made out laminated 3/4″ material, the bench is about 16″ wide. This meant that there where about 20 individual boards that need to be laminated together to get the 16″ width I was looking for. The best way to tackle this lamination process was in several stages. I wanted to make sure that each initial section was less than 6″ wide, this way I could run them across the jointer and planer aft...

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Part 15: Joinery Bench Top: Cutting Tenons With a Festool TS 75-Video

09-28-2013 05:20 AM by James | 0 comments »

I needed to cut the tenon in the top of the joinery bench that the aprons for the side will attach too. I wanted to try something different, the top was too wide for the table saw and I have not made a dado sled yet. I decided to use the TS 75 and MFT/3 to cut the tenon and used Lie-Nielsen Rabbet plane to clean up the tenons. I could have just used a router along with a guide rail or edge guide but I really like to experiment with cutting joinery using different methods. I also decided that ...

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Part 16: Giveaway Announcement: Win a 1 Year Wood Whisperer Guild Membership!

10-05-2013 10:03 PM by James | 0 comments »

Still not a subscriber, why not? The magazine is free, it’s written by woodworkers just like you and I, and now we have another awesome giveaway for subscribers. Many of you have probably heard of Marc Spagnuolo, aka The Wood Whisperer he runs The Wood Whisperer website and The Wood Whisperer Guild. Well Marc has generously donated a 1 year Guild Membership for me to giveaway. All you have to do to be eligible to win is subscribe to the magazine, which is free by the way. The drawing will tak...

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Part 17: Joinery Bench: Flattening the Top

10-10-2013 08:44 AM by James | 0 comments »

I have made some good progress on the joinery bench in fact it’s almost done but I am little behind on my posts. I have been taking a crap load of pictures and it takes awhile to sort through them all. I know I did not make a Try Square in September but believe me when I say that I did get some good practice in. I will have to admit that I was little nervous to flatten the top of the bench, as my hand planing skills still need work. I tried the best I could during the lamination process t...

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Part 18: Joinery Bench: Cutting the Aprons

10-17-2013 05:35 PM by James | 0 comments »

For the Joinery Bench aprons, I went with 8/4 hard maple. I started by cutting the boards to rough length before milling. This makes it easier for me to handle to 8/4 material on my 6” jointer. You can read the entire post here, with a lot more details and pictures on the apron.

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Part 19: Joinery Bench: Installing the Moxon Vise and Finishing Up

10-23-2013 05:23 PM by James | 0 comments »

The Moxon Vise installation is complete and the joinery bench is ready for use. Actually I finished it last week and have been using it for the last week or so. Here are some pictures and more details on the bench and hardware installation. There will be an article in the first issue of Weekend Warrior Woodworking Magazine the joinery bench. You can see more pictures and details by visiting the blog post here

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Part 20: Festool DTS 400 Article Preview and “Mini” Giveaway!

11-09-2013 03:39 PM by James | 0 comments »

I wanted to do a short preview for an article I am writing for the inaugural issue of Weekend Warrior Woodworking Magazine. For the last couple months I have been using a Festool DTS 400 sander on my projects courtesy of Festool USA. A big Thank you goes out to Festool USA for sending me this sander along with several different grits of Rubin 2 and Granat abrasives. Up to this point the ETS 150/3 has been the workhorse for all of my projects. It’s a wonderful sander and if I only cou...

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Part 21: Weekend Warrior Woodworking Ezine is Here

12-02-2013 08:46 PM by James | 6 comments »

Finally after a few months of late nights and hard work the magazine is published. Thank you to everyone who helped make this possible. Here it is: Weekend Warrior Woodworking Magazine Issue #1 December 2013

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