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Power Tools VS. Hand Tools

For a long time there has been a rift in the woodworking world. With technology ever increasing that rift will only grow I’m sure. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, it’s the hand tools vs. power tools divide and with new technology on the...

Hand tool collection

Hand tools play an important part in my woodworking and share equal status in my shop with my power tools. I am not a purist; I love the efficiency of powertools, but there are many things which you just can’t do easily/safely with powertools and...

Workshop Tour

It seems that workshop postings have slowed down considerably since Steve posted his. I can’t compete with his, but I’ll show (parts of) our workshop anyway. The main portion of our shop is on the lower level. I chose to utilize the space...

Work Bench Build #15: Update

Here’s another ten items finished, only about a dozen to go. Roubo Work Bench “to do,” list and, assembly order. ^ ^ equals completed work. ^ ^ ^ ^ Clean and dust workshop. ^ ^ ^ ^ Research styles and types...

WoodworkingWeb Interview: Jeff Vandenberg

This interview, with Jeff Vandenberg is from March 2015 1. What is your “inspiration story” — where did your interest in woodworking all begin? it all started when I was 4 years of age. I was very interested in what my grandfather was...

My Roubo Bench Journey #17: One Leg in, three more to go...

I took what I thought was the worst fitting leg and started trying to remove wood where I thought it was binding. Using chisels, a block plane, a rabbet plane, a router plane and a float, I kept adjusting the dovetail tenon sides and cheek, as...

WoodworkingWeb Interview: Manitario

This interview with Manitario is from May, 2016. 1. What is your “inspiration story” — where did your interest in woodworking all begin? I’m not really sure where my interest in woodworking began. I had a grandfather and an uncle who did...

My Woodcarving Adventures #1: Getting started

My purpose for this blog is to encourage anyone who has thought about taking up woodcarving to give it a try. I outline below my beginnings and progress so far. I am a complete novice, so I can’t teach you how to carve, but I have some ideas how...

mesa boogie amp head #6: Assembly and sanding

Got a little progress on this thing. My time had been taken up a lot with the baby and projects for my wife, so this is going pretty slow but you gotta do what you gotta do. Here’s a pic after assembly and sanding. I washed it with mineral...

CHRISTMAS GIFT BASKETS #3: Chase to the cut

Back to work on the project today after our thursday shopping excursion and getting a check up at the doctor (us old folks do a lot of that). After completing all the blanks for the basket components on Wednesday, I used today to get...