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Sidecar Crib

When I was asked to make a crib for my best friend’s expectant daughter, I immediately started dreaming of splayed dovetails and arts and crafts design elements.  This was not to be.  She wanted it as simple as the one … Continue reading

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Workbench Footage

Here’s a video of the workbench: I’ll have to make a few modifications to the design.  I anticipated some problems – mostly with the stretcher having no shoulders, but also with the way the top is fastened.  I’ll strengthen the … Continue reading

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Workbench Progress

The workbench is coming along nicely.  Even though what I’m making is actually a prototype, I’ve got a lot of time in it.  I intend to actually use this bench for awhile to see if I’m comfortable working with it. … Continue reading

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Mini Marking Gauge – A Project Video

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Do You Love Puzzles?

I love puzzles.  I also love making them. I’ve been making puzzles for years, but I don’t have pictures of most of them.  It wasn’t a habit (for me anyway) to take pictures of all the things I’ve made.  I realize … Continue reading

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Tuning, Tweaking, Setting Up and Testing

After a year of sawdust withdrawals, I’m getting my fix again.  We’ve been setting up our workspace over the past couple months, and last week we started making. Most of our equipment is used, so there was and will be … Continue reading

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Why Sharpening is the Secret Ingredient

You can teach an old dog new tricks.  I did. Megan Fitzpatrick tweeted this last night.  I have been following Graham Haydon’s series of articles about planemaking, and after reading the latest post Mathieson’s Stats , I knew I had to … Continue reading

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Industrial Espionage

I’ve worked in no less than three cabinet shops.  Some would call that lack of commitment, I call it learning.  I’ve known that I wanted to work for myself for a lot of years.  Grinding it out at various places … Continue reading

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Feeling a Little Nostalgic

At different times since I started woodworking, I’ve had access to workshop space.  Sometimes a garage, sometimes an outbuilding.  Right now, I’m working on it… My first real exposure to woodworking was in a two man furniture shop.  It was … Continue reading

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Finished Attic Space

We turned this unused attic space above the garage into a massive walk-in closet.

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