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RECALLS #13: RIDGID Wet/Dry Vacuums recalled due to Shock Hazard

I haven’t seen a woodworking recall for some time, but some of you might have this shop vac. Emerson Tool Company Recalls RIDGID Wet/Dry Vacuums Due to Shock Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Home Depot Recall Date: September 11, 2018 Recall...

Welcome to Tortuga Early Instruments Worldwide Headquarters!

My shop is my sacred space. When I cross the threshold into its confines, something changes within me. I move from a work-a-day wage slave to a creator. When I transform wood, it transforms me. Because I have to maintain a day job, I move at a...

The V8 Wedge Powered Workbench #5: Assembling the Interlaid Legs

Ok, lets get into the leg assemblies. This is one of the really interesting parts of my bench. The leg assemblies end up as perfectly fitted finger joints with the very best possible glue joint but can be cut and assembled with butt joints and...

Hide Glue Primer #2: A Bigger Glue-up

If any of you are interested in trying hide glue but think it is messy or inconvenient / slow to apply on larger glue-ups. I can tell you about it all day but maybe a video will be worth a few hundred words. A couple of years ago I put a...

The V8 Wedge Powered Workbench #3: Building the Plywood Bench Top

NOTE: Most of this page can be avoided if you want to just drill your dog holes in the layered plywood. The inserts are the “Cadillac version”. Part of the plan for this bench from the start was that is was to use inter-laid layers of plywood...