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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...

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 doing...

Picnic Table #5: Legs Cleanup

The previous segment of this blog we ended with two arches. One had a lot of creep and the other not so much. I have never cleaned any arched piece that big. Again it is heavy and curved (: Dry run on the jointer with 2 rollers was not...

To collect or not collect... There are no question! handtoolscollection

Hi there. I have a small problem, I promised my self never to become a collector, but… My rules are; I can only have one of each. I need to use it, or have the intention to use it at some point. It’s also fair if it’s a really beautiful...

Handtoolscollection-edited 21 May, added one more picture

Okay, here is my input, First pic is the hand saw vise, more hand braces, old Stanley Miter Box, larger hand saws (rip and crosscut), and a hand made Roubo Square. The next pic is of my first Hand Tool Wall Cabinet, when I started out, it...

Cutting Small Parts On The Miter Saw

In this video I share how I cut small parts on the miter saw. I am sure this one will be cause for active commentary from the safety police and maybe the hand tool junkies for not using a fancy hand saw to cut small pieces. Well, this is...

A STORAGE SHED FOR MY BBQ GAS GRILL #3: Stretchers and Siding Panels

I am back on the job after celebrating my wife’s 75th birthday yesterday. We are now slightly over 150 years old combined. We have learned a lot over our lifetimes, but much of it is outdated and we are too tired to use the rest. That’s life. ...

Shaker End Table #6: Mortising Front Rails, easy does it now...

After a long layoff, I resumed work on the table by mortising in the front lower and upper rails. First I defined the shoulders and then I had to cut the rails to length, needed to take off 1/16th. Next was to mark out the lower rail...

Apple Wood and Saws

Woods Used in Saw Handles Posted by Jeff Burks saw-handles-e Although one is not apt to think of the apple tree as a source of timber, as a matter of fact at least 2,000,000 board feet of apple lumber is manufactured annually into saw...

Wooden Spoon Challenge #2 #1: How to make a wooden spoon

First off… I’m not a creative writer, I’m just going to put that out there. Debbie has asked me to put together a tutorial on how I create a wooden spoon. (There are many ways, lots on YouTube etc, this is just how it works best for me,...