Jun 192018
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Do you feel like you need more space in your shop for storage? Steve Johnson, the Down to Earth Woodworker, came up with a clever way to take advantage of the unused space underneath his drill press. Take a look at his design in the video below – maybe you can build a drill press cabinet like this one in your own workshop!

Jun 142018
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In the April issue of Wood News, Mark Miller introduced us to the tiny shop he was putting together in his new studio apartment, and discussed some of the potential complexities of downsizing to such a small space from a full sized workshop.

Mark followed up in the June issue of Wood News with more thoughts about what it has been like getting set up do do woodworking in such a small space, including using a makeshift workbench, cleaning up the ‘shop, tool storage, finishing in a small space and more.

If you find yourself in a smaller than ideal workspace for your woodworking, check out Mark’s articles – he has some good suggestions that might help you get your best work out of a small space!

Studio Apartment Woodshop – A Study In Footprint

Downsizing Into a Studio Workshop

Jun 122018
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Jim Dillon walks us through the tools included in the Narex Spoon Carving Starter Kit in this helpful video. With tips for using each of the tools and how to get started in spoon carving in general, this video and kit will help set you on the path to a great new hobby of carving […]

Jun 052018
June Woodworking Poll: Do You Have Air Conditioning In Your Shop?
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Do you have air conditioning in your shop? Do you run it a lot? Before Hurricane Katrina, I had a little 5000 BTU window unit that I would occasionally put in a casement for temporary use, but I had to be desperate. As a fan of hot weather, I don’t see the need for it […]

Jun 042018
Fixing Workshop Shoes with Spring Clamps – Tips from Sticks in the Mud – June 2018 – 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. It’s OK if you call me “cheap.” This project might not be for everyone, but, if you’re tight like me (Alan, are you paying attention?), it will be […]

Jun 012018
Spring Clamps – Tips from Sticks in the Mud – June 2018 – 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 […]

May 302018
Tool Review: Highland Woodworking's General Purpose Bandsaw Blades
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Recently, Jeff Fleisher took a closer look at Highland Woodworking’s General Purpose Bandsaw Blades, a great, excellent all-round blade choice, available in a variety of widths, lengths and tooth patterns. The General-Purpose Bandsaw Blades from Highland Woodworking provide an excellent, everyday blade for your bandsaw. The carbon steel blade is sharp right out the box […]