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RECALLS #15: Penn State Industries Recalls Woodworking Jaw Chuck Systems

Penn State Industries Recalls Woodworking Jaw Chuck Systems Due to Laceration Hazard: Recall Date: December 11, 2018 Recall Number: 19-045 Recall Summary Name of Product: Quick change jaw chuck systems Hazard: The jaws can loosen from...

Making Unique, Light Catching Laminated Wood, Plastic and Copper Ornamental Turnings

[INTRODUCTION] This instructable describes how to combine two or three mediums (wood and plastic, or wood, plastic and copper) to make beautiful, eye catching ornaments that will stand out even along some of the finest...

Ramblings from a South Central Texas Wood Butcher #1: The Band Saw and a Busted Lip

As I mentioned in my first entry (This isn’t actually my first entry, although the title says so), I was an Industrial Arts teacher for a number of years; starting with high school crafts, then moving to middle school wood and drafting, then high...

Stumpy's Twigs of Knowledge #2: Which type of vise is best for an old-timey bench?

When you’re building a traditional piece of furniture, it makes sense to keep everything… well, traditional. You wouldn’t put a digital face on a Townsend clock. But a workbench is different. We built our bench in the Roubo style for its features...

Making a Viking Candy Dish

You may have seen my project post here which explains the background for this design. Several readers expressed their interest in a blog to show how to make one of these, so here it is. Background Since this is not a replica of any...

Surf Fishing Plugs #13: Super sinker popper

There is a well known and productive popper made by a company called Superstrike. A popper has a concave mouth and throws water when dragged along the surface. Usually they’re made to float but Superstrike makes one that sinks. It’s very...

Woodworking Terminology of a 3-year-old

This past Christmas, we put together a woodworking kit for our 3-yr-old grandson. Now that we are babysitting, we have started putting it to use. He loves measuring, hammering, and sawing. Today, I chuckled as I watched him and Poppop explore...

Crazy Stuff Stumpy Thinks About #1: One man's artsy is another man's fartsy...

A closely watched internet auction ended this morning. And by closely watched, I mean a total of five people, including myself, noticed it a few minutes before the end and checked back from time to time to see if it attracted any bids. It didn’t....

The Shop, saw stations #4: Radial Saw Progress

I have installed the dust collector hose to both saws, installed electrical outlet to the vacuum & both saws which are switched at the miter saw which will not allow the saws to work without the dust collector. One pic shows...

The Shop, saw stations #2: Old radial saw

I bought this Black & Decker (made in Towson, Maryland USA) radial saw in 1966 when I was 16. The first large tool that I had bought. I used it for cross cutting, ripping & dado . If it dies before I do, I will replace...