These Are Drying Times

Many of us woodworkers experience low humidity in Winter – ever listen to your furniture pop and snap as the wood gives in to the dryness? As we move into Spring, the air again gains in moisture and often you can hear your furniture swell back toward fullness. These are drying times. The same thing[…]

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Elevate Your Work

This is not about how to elevate your work by taking a class with 360 Woodworking, or learning new skills as you delve into a subscription to 360Woodworking.com – although I’d be happy if you did both or either. (C’mon. I have to do the plug, right?) This is about a simple, inexpensive way to[…]

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A Departing Founder

It’s inevitable that people change positions in the work world – desires change, drive fades or new ideas beckon. And so it is with 360Woodworking.com. As of April 1, 2017, Chuck Bender, a founding member of the team, has moved on from 360Woodworking. As you may expect, I’m saddened by his departure. I’ll miss –[…]

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Maneuver Monster Machines

You used to hear that if we used more of our brains, we could move mountains – thanks, Lucy for making us bust that myth. While a 12″ jointer at 700+ pounds is not quite a mountain, hustling it around a one-man shop is a bit taxing. Using your brain beats using your brawn when[…]

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Asa’s Fault

After talking with Asa Christiana for a few 360 Woodworking podcast about building projects using minimal tools and things found on the shelves of home-center stores, I decided to test his beliefs. (The first podcast went live today.) I strolled up to my local store to walk the isles taking in what was there and[…]

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Accuracy Counts

A few weeks back in Ron Herman’s video presentation, “Quick Joinery Using Sticks,” Ron talked about making a set of shop-made spacer blocks out of hardwood. His premise was that when you’re setting up a saw cut, say at your human-powered miter box, if you hit an aluminum spacer with your saw blade you can[…]

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