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Shortcuts and Shaper Cutters

There is a saying that the shoe maker’s wife goes shoeless. If you haven’t heard that before, you are a better husband than I. My wife seems to remind me every once in a while. It seems that work is … Continue reading

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I Am A Woodworker, Not A Mechanic…

We all went into woodworking because we love the craft. We feel refreshed by the sound of a hand plane sliding over the edge of stock whilst tossing the shavings from our hands to our feet, or we love the … Continue reading

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A Time Machine Would Have Saved Me Time…

As we all work hard and try to find the best and most efficient ways to work, we somehow miss something every once in a while and wish we could turn back the clock. It all began when I met … Continue reading

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The Art of Buying Woodworking Tools

A nightmare scenario: It’s my wife’s birthday and she loves gifts. More than just gifts, she loves when people buy her make-up. I would go through the different types of make-ups, bases and highlights, but I would have no idea … Continue reading

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Corner Chisel Saved Hours of Hand Work

Buying new tools is always a two part decision making process for me. First, I love tools so in the end I know I will have to wrestle with my emotions. I am a self-ascribed tool addict and find joy … Continue reading

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Signmaking & Lettering Bits: A Quick and Reliable Option for Signs

I was never a fan of CNC machines. Perhaps it was my traditional learning of hand techniques that turned me into a bit of a snob. There is romanticism about being in a quiet shop, just you, your hand tools … Continue reading

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Brad Point Drill Bit: A Small Innovation That Makes a Big Difference

Like most woodworkers, I believe that we like to read up on really cool advances in tools and technology. Like the table saw that stops instantly when unintended materials (like fingers) touch the blade. Or something of the sort that … Continue reading

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Beautifully Simple Lonnie Bird Tambour Door Router Bit Set

Check out this Lonnie Bird Tambour Door Router Bit Set #54314 review by Stuart. Here are a few excerpts. Bird? Not Surfin Bird, not Larry Bird, but Lonnie Bird! If you haven’t heard of Lonnie Bird, he is a very … Continue reading

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Raised Panel Doors: Table Saw, Router, or Shaper?

Creating raised panel doors can be done in a number of ways. For the most basic, you can use the table saw with a few passes and a tilt of the blade. This will give a flat profile. But the … Continue reading

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What’s the Best Table Saw Blade?

I am just a simple furniture maker with limited space and money. Ideally I would have a machine and tool for every possible use, but this is a pipe dream. Perhaps if I win the lottery things would be different. … Continue reading

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