It’s About Time – General Finishes 2018 Design Challenge

Reminder: The 2018 General Finishes Design Challenge begins tomorrow (July 18th). There are 52 categories, so you surely can find a spot for your project or projects. (I know, quit calling you Shirley!) Plus, there are many nifty prizes to be had. If you’re a first-timer you’ll need to setup an account before loading your[…]

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General Finishes 2018 Design Challenge

It’s a few days into July. My bet is that you’re full up with summer chores and have not been thinking all that much about woodworking. It’s time to start. It’s time to remind you about General Finishes 2018 Design Challenge. If you’re first thought is that this challenge is not for me, think again.[…]

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Favorite Mortise Method

Throughout years and years of making mortises for furniture, I’ve come to the realization that I’ve used primarily three different methods. Four, if you count making a mortise using a mortising chisel – did that just for the hell of it, though. Surely, one has to be my favorite mortise method. I’ve used a dado[…]

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Is It Really That Easy?

For the past couple of weeks I’ve been deep into preparing for my upcoming classes at Weekend With Wood, but over the last couple of days I’ve had reason to watch again Ron Herman’s latest contribution to 360Woodworking.com on sharpening. Wow. Is it really that easy? I’ve always been a product-oriented woodworker; the idea of[…]

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Upcoming Class Has Openings

On July 14th and 15th, I’ll be teaching a weekend class making the door of a spice box at Ron Herman’s new shop in New Holland, Ohio. There are a couple of openings still available, but you need to act fast. Monday July 9th is the last day to register. The class is titled “Line[…]

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More Than 150 Planes

If you are at all interested in handplanes and you are around or can get to Ron Herman’s shop this coming weekend (Woodworkingwithron.com), you owe it to yourself to do so. He plans to cover more than 150 planes in the Saturday session alone. Ron is conducting a couple of seminars that cover about anything[…]

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Turned Queen Anne Legs

After talking about carved Queen Anne legs during my Weekend with Wood presentations, I’ve been fooling around with turned Queen Anne legs for a new 360Woodworking online course. To pull a foot out of your block of wood, you need to offset the base of your leg by turning off-center. A question that I often[…]

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