Jul 182019
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Fast, simple and accurate mortising is now possible with the Festool Domino Joiners, and the XL DF 700 Joiner will help you create joinery strong enough for large projects such as entryway doors, gates, rock solid tables & beds, and post & beam garden arbors.

Mike Morton takes a closer look at the Festool Domino XL in the video below:

Jul 162019
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Did you know Temple Blackwood has a monthly woodturning column in Wood News? For the July issue of Wood News Online, Temple explains how he uses story sticks to reproduce a project multiple times:

My goal with this project will be to occasionally replicate this little chair without needing to have the original back and without needing a drawing – because by using a story-stick, I do not need to stop the lathe to measure and mark transitions and features.

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Read the rest of the July issue of Wood News Online

Jul 112019
Is it a Defect or a Feature?
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For the July issue of Wood News Online, Jeff Fleisher writes about the distinction between a defect or a feature, and how to change your attitude about it when doing custom woodworking projects: I recently overheard one of the students in my class say, “geez, I hope I don’t have to use this board because […]

Jul 082019
July Woodworking Poll: Happy Accidents or Plain Mistakes?
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Shall we call them happy accidents, or just plain mistakes? In a recent tip, we discussed preparing extra boards for a project that utilized used oak flooring. The rejection rate is pretty high, as many boards are warped, stained, bowed and bent. And that doesn’t even count the ones that the floor nails blew out […]

Jul 032019
Clothespin Magnets – Tips from Sticks in the Mud – July 2019 – Tip #2
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No Southern-fried Southern boy wants to be called a Yankee, but we share the characteristics of shrewdness and thrift. Thus, each month we include a money-saving tip from Sticks in the Mud woodworker, Jim Randolph. It’s OK if you call him “cheap.” I sent an email to Steve Johnson, and the background of an included […]

Jul 022019
Panel Making, Part 3 – Tips from Sticks in the Mud – July 2019 – Tip #1
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Welcome to “Tips From Sticks-In-The-Mud Woodshop.” I am a hobbyist who loves woodworking and writing for those who also love the craft. I have found some ways to accomplish tasks in the workshop that might be helpful to you, and I enjoy hearing your own problem-solving ideas. Please share them in the COMMENTS section of each […]

Jun 272019
A Tale of Three Boxes
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For the June issue of Wood News Online, Bob Rummer writes about what you need to know about making boxes that they don’t teach you in shop class: I have made a LOT of boxes in nearly 50 years of woodworking — toolboxes, jewelry boxes, tissue boxes, cabinet-sized boxes, bandsawn boxes, carved boxes, recipe boxes, […]