Jul 282016

This month in Wood News we featured Randy Cordle’s ‘very minimalist’ woodworking shop. Randy says that he prefers working with tool that can be found in the average home shop, and he gets quite a lot done in his shop with a perfectly reasonable inventory of woodworking tools! Take a look at the pictures of his shop below, or click to learn more about Randy Cordle’s shop.

To read about even more shops, click to check out our Shops Gallery.

If you would like to submit your shop, just SEND US PHOTOS of your woodworking shop along with captions and a brief history and description of your woodworking. (Email photos at 800 x 600 resolution.) Receive a $50 store credit redeemable towards merchandise if we show your shop in a future issue.

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Jul 262016

The Tormek T-8 water cooled sharpener will let you sharpen practically everything in your shop and home. The T-8 uses a unique wet grinding stone that lets you restore your woodworking tool’s edges quickly and precisely, without any risk of destroying the temper of the steel and then uses a leather wheel strop for honing them to a razor sharp edge.

Michael Morton gives an overview of the features of the T-8 sharpening system and shows how the sharpening machine is used to sharpen a chisel.

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Jul 182016
Write Down Your Woodworking Ideas and Shopping Lists

Are you forgetful? Google “forgetful” some time if you want to see a different photo of me than my profile picture. Yes, I personify forgetfulness! And it didn’t start when I applied for Medicare, either. As a child, we lived in the boonies.  Five miles from the nearest paved road.  When we made a trip into town, we […]

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Jul 142016
Lie-Nielsen 2016 Open House

We had a fantastic time, yet again, at this year’s Lie-Nielsen Open House. The toolmakers are always so inspiring – we loved walking around in the tent and the workrooms inside to meet and chat with some of our artisan toolmakers such as Peter Galbert, Matt Bickford, Scott Meek, Chris Keuhn of Sterling Toolworks, and many more! On […]

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Jul 112016
Tips from Sticks in the Mud – July 2016 Tip #2 – Tarp Storage

No Southern-fried Southern boy wants to be called a Yankee, but we share the characteristics of shrewdness and thrift. Thus, each month I share a money-saving tip. It’s OK if you call me “cheap.” My late mother’s childhood was spent in bayou country, South Louisiana.  As a result, I grew up with some very unusual pronunciations.  […]

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Jul 082016
Tips from Sticks in the Mud – July 2016 – Tip #1- Dusty Tissues

Welcome to “Tips From Sticks-In-The-Mud Woodshop.” I am a hobbyist, not a professional, someone who loves woodworking, just like you do. I have found some better ways to accomplish tasks in the workshop and look forward to sharing those with you each month, as well as hearing your problem-solving ideas. As I’ve mentioned previously, I […]

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Jul 072016

We are very excited to be making our way up the coast to Warren, ME for the annual Lie-Nielsen Summer Open House. This one is a special one, celebrating 35 years of exquisite tool making. We will be taking a look behind the scenes at the factory and talking to many great tool artisans who […]

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