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Card Scrapers

Here is my 2 cents on card scraper sharpening…..

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...

New mitre sled

Today I made a new mitre sled. I made one a while back and used it this morning. To my great disappointment, the small triangles I cut were not perfect right triangles. I’ve used this sled to make nice picture frames with good, tight mitres,...

WoodworkingWeb Interview: Thorreain

This interview, with Thorreain, is from February, 2015 1. What is your “inspiration story” — where did your interest in woodworking all begin? My interest in woodworking began at 6 years of age, when I would find scraps of wood in my...

Oddites in wood #1: odd wood grain, Knots or patterns

This is a scrap of Douglas Fir I was about to toss away when this caught my eye " A Bird " I did add the eye but other than that wow!

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...

Fusion Marquetry: "Majesty"

A year ago, I did a commissioned piece of Fine Art Wood Marquetry with my colleague Spider Johnson. In researching how others have depicted the sky in wood, I came across the French FUSION technique which is infinitely more “painterly” than...

Work Bench Build #14: Glue Up and Final Assembly

Well this is the day, the final assembly of the legs, the stretchers, and the bench top. We held a quick briefing and took note of the time. The glue was not diluted so we had about 40 minutes until things would start to get difficult. The crew...

Woodworking for Kids

When it comes to sharing woodworking with my grandkids, I keep it simple. In fact, I really don’t care if they take a shine to woodworking, I would just rather they get the opportunity to be creative. When they come over for a visit, they don’t...