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The joys of buying Rough lumber

I love rough lumber. The surprises and opportunities to get figure that normally you would not see. Most gets turned into expensive veneer. Just the start in my new pile but it is a good start. I did not put lumber types. Thought...

I had the luck to win the Hand Tools Collection competition.

Hi wwwfriends, I had the luck to win the Hand Tools Collection competition. This is what was I bought me for the 100 USD prize; the Veritas small scraping plane. I really love the design, like a mix between a beetle and a block plane. I...

My Roubo Bench Journey #31: More Lumber = More Progress

First thing this morning I sawed off the excess pegs and wedges/tenon tops from the legs. I started with a high pt saw and quickly realized the folly of my decision. I didn’t want to spend all day doing this, so I switched over to a 10 pt...

Time - Who Needs That Luxury?!

Long time no speak, things have been hectic to say the least. I hope this festive period finds everyone well and in good spirits. The last few months for me have been crazy! I came 5th in the woodwork competition I entered back in May. I learnt a...

My New YouTube Channel Has Officially Launched!

This has been a long time coming, but I have been gearing up to produce more woodworking video. My new YouTube channel: The American Craftsman Workshop Todd A. Clippinger Share the Love-Share the Knowledge

Wood Shop Furniture #1: Planer Table/Cabinet

I’ve been WW-ing almost 4- years and my first project was building infeed/outfeed ramps for my lunchbox planer. I built it on a 1/2 sheet of 3/4 ply, on the ground. It works great, however it has gotten really old having to get down on these...

WoodworkingWeb Interview: A1Jim

This interview, with A1Jim, is from July, 2015 1. What is your “inspiration story” — where did your interest in woodworking all begin? I guess my first encounter with woodworking was as a 10 year old kid and was when my brother in-law (a...

Stanley 246 Miter Box Rehab #1: Nice Surprise and Assessing the Need

I have been keeping an eye out for one of these for some time now. I stumbled across this baby at a garage sale this morning, only $10. I can’t wait to get started in rehabbing this, but a couple of other projects will come first. I was...

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...

Gone Sailing

(This isn’t wood related but will take place partially on one of my posted projects ) I’m going to be away from the forum for about three weeks if things go as planned. For several months now a few of my friends and I have been planning a...