Mar 222018
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In the latest issue of Festool Heaven, we featured Gary Wegner’s woodworking shop. When Gary Wegner left his farm and moved into town in Spokane, WA, he decided to reinvent his wood shop by eliminating his tablesaw and replacing it with a Festool TS 55 Tracksaw and MFT Workbench. Take a look at the pictures of his shop below to see how it worked for him, or click to learn more about Gary’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 store credit redeemable towards merchandise if we show your shop in a future issue of Wood News or Festool Heaven.

Mar 202018
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Having trouble with your dovetails? Try using the David Barron Magnetic Dovetail Saw Guide for awhile and see if it helps straighten out your cuts.

In the video above, Jay Bates uses his Barron Magnetic Dovetail Saw Guide to hand cut dovetails for a hand tool tote. Follow along to see how you can use the Barron Guide in your own projects.

Click here to watch the video

Mar 152018
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Leigh’s B975 Box Joint and Beehive Jig offers a simple way to quickly make perfect half-inch and 3/4-inch box joints using either a handheld router or a router mounted in a router table. To find out more about this exciting new tool, watch the playlist below:

Mar 132018
Book Review: The Woodwright's Shop
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Reviewed by J. Norman Reid In the March issue of Wood News, Norm Reid takes a closer look at a classic, Roy Underhill’s The Woodwright’s Shop. This book is more than a guide to working timber into useful things; it’s an essential guide for anyone desiring to live close to nature, as well as a […]

Mar 082018
Should Old Tools Be Replated?
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In the March issue of Wood News, Bob Rummer writes about restoring vintage tools, and some of his conservation practices. The article offers an interesting discussion of collector vs. woodworker approaches to restoration. The place that we seem to get into arguments is with old tools that have value to both collectors and woodworkers. The […]

Mar 052018
March Woodworking Poll: How Do You Heat Your Workshop?
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  Record-setting cold has plagued much of the nation this winter. I don’t recall the exact year, but the last time I recall snow on the Mississippi Gulf Coast was in the early 1990s. A group of us, we called ourselves “TTLB,” The Thursday Lunch Bunch, had been to Edgewater Mall in Biloxi. We met […]

Mar 032018
Reusing Jars - Tips from Sticks in the Mud – March 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.” Because the round cedar picnic table project was going to sit outdoors in hot Kentucky summers and brutally cold winters, I wanted […]