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I Have a new website ,how about your feedback?

He everyone I’ve finally upgraded my website, would you mind giving me your thoughts, I’m open to constructive ideas on what could be improved. https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/ Thanks so much, Jim

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Fun in my woodworking class

I thought I’d share some photos from one of my classes,I had a very busy class last week in my woodworking class, the topic for my workshop “table saw Techniques, jigs, and fixtures.

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Woodworking Monthly

This seems like a good Idea and the Editorial written by Debbie is well written with interesting points,not having read all of it yet I’m assuming the rest of it is well done also just because Debbies involved with it’s creation. I do have one...

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Learning wood carving online

Hi Freinds I’ve had some long-term projects that have been sitting on a shelf for a long time and I decided to get them down and try and complete them.The reason I’ve put off completing these projects is they have lots of carving on them and...

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Don't do what I did

Hi Gang I was watching some home fix it on TV and noticed a number of things that they homeowners were doing completely wrong on there home remodel. It’s funny how things go,years gone by I use to watch TV shows to learn home repair and...

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How organized is your work shop ?and what would you like to change in your shop?

Hey Gang I just had a conversation with my wife about a book someone told her about called “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” since I’m the saver and she’s the minimalist this subject of...

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What woodworking sources did you learn from and are you learning from now?

Hi Gang I was thinking back when I first started woodworking,back then there was no internet so I gained a lot of my knowledge from magazines and TV shows and of course trial and error. Back then my favorite magazine was "FineWoodworking " My...

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Choozing a sliding compound chop saw

Depending on what kind of woodworking you do you may want a sliding compound chop saw.there are 10" models and 12" models because of their larger cutting capacity I have always used 12" models but if you don’t need the larger cutting capacity 10"...

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IS IT APRIL'S FOOLS DAY ALREADY???

I got this promo e-mail from tools-plus today and said this has to be a joke.

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YOUR DREAM PROJECT,WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

I have had a few projects on my dream project build list ,but what has been on top of the list for a long time is a bombe chest on Chest. 1st obstacle, know how. The “know how” category has been handled by Charles Neil,he has built a few Bombe’s...

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Is Scott Phillips (American Woodworker) preventing new wood workers from learning proper Joinery ?

Having a rather lazy 4th of July I decided to watch some TV. As I flicked through some channels I saw Scott Phillips making a project,so I thought I’d see what he was up to and wanted to see if he changed his approach to joinery from the last...

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Do as I say not as I do AKA Don't do this at home

Hi gang As I was cutting some wood on the table saw today the thought came to me that what I was doing is not something I would recommend to my woodworking students. My father’s words came back to me “do as I say not as I do”. Because I’m a 30...

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Longing for the country.Show us you beautiful country scenery

I moved from a beautiful place in the country 16 years ago from a remodeled 100 year old farm house on 13 acres I had to sell for economic reasons .I moved to a small town in a 750sq ft house on a small lot supposedly temporarily back then and...

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ARE TOOLS MADE OVERSEAS OF POOR QUALITY AND IF SO WHO'S TO BLAME

Quite frequently when someone ask about what tool to buy online folks chime in with which tool to buy and then the conversation usually ends up with one or more persons saying this brand use to be great when it was made in the USA. Has anyone...

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HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY

I wish you all a most happy independence day I hope everyone enjoys their independence day and celebrations will friends and family throughout the whole United states. I’m very grateful to be born in such a great country where we are free to...

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Becoming a professional woodworking or not

As a professional woodworker many times over the years I’ve had a good number of people ask how they can become a full time woodworker,the answer is not simple. Most of the time my response to their question is “don’t wreck a wonderful hobby by...