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Pompous Ramblings, You Can’t Buy Skill

After rereading this post I’ve decided I sound like a pompous ass, maybe I am. On the woodworking forums, there are endless debates over which grinder, plane, chisel, saw, hammer or any other tool or machine is the best and … Continue reading

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Leveling Chair or Table Legs

There are many occasions when it becomes necessary to trim the bottom of a leg to level or remove a wobble in a chair or table. In this case the chair had been used for a long time with lose … Continue reading

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New project 2 [ the box]

After the 4 boards were prepped in the previous post, they were dovetailed together. I didn’t detail that process here, but if you want to see my method I did in this post . You can see in the photo … Continue reading

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New project [stock prep] 1

I recently went to an Amish sawmill to buy some rough-sawn pine to do some remolding in my horse barn. The owner showed me a pile of white pine that had been sitting for about a year. He said that … Continue reading

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Sometimes You Need A Big Mouth

In a plane. What did you think I meant. I have a whole collection of planes with extra wide mouths, some I have even filed to get them wide enough. Why you might ask, because I can then see through … Continue reading

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Planes

Bevel up If you read the woodworking forums at all, you are aware that there are several perennial debates. It seems that at least once a month the relative benefits and weaknesses of the bevel up versus the bevel down … Continue reading

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