Sep 022019
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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.” How did I come to use Arm-R-Seal on the mantle project? Because I’m […]

Aug 302019
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If your shop feels too small for a standard tablesaw but you would still like the safety afforded by a SawStop, take a closer look at the newly updated SawStop Jobsite PRO Tablesaw. In the short video below, Jim Dillon shows off the features of the Jobsite PRO, demonstrating its easy portability, its many capabilities […]

Aug 222019
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We hear from a lot of customers who find the Festool sandpaper options downright confusing. So we asked our friend Steve Johnson, the Down to Earth Woodworker, to help us understand which Festool Sandpaper to buy. In the video below, Steve explains the best sandpaper options for general sanding, raw wood, finishing, shaping and more. […]

Aug 202019
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Festool’s line of Rotex Sanders are perfect if you are looking to get into the world of Festool Sanding and you want the most versatility you can buy in a sander. Matthew Morris discusses the different options and uses of Festool Rotex Sanders in this short video:

Aug 152019
Efficient Woodworking with a Little Imagination
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In the August 2019 issue of Wood News, Jeff Fleisher tells the story of how a little imagination made a large project (making 200 copies of the same wooden handle!) more efficient and less tedious. A well thought out design and skilled craftsmanship are the hallmarks to a quality piece of woodworking. As a custom […]

Aug 082019
Book Review: Chairmaker's Workshop
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For the August issue of Wood News Online, Norm Reid reviewed Drew Langsner’s new highly detailed discussion of green chairmaking, The Chairmaker’s Workshop: A longtime green woodworker and instructor at his North Carolina Country Workshop, Langsner was a teacher by choice, electing not to build chairs for profit on a continuing basis. His long experience […]