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Blue Tape Rules

Many of you know or have discovered that I have a passion for blue painter’s tape. I think blue tape rules in the woodshop. Here’s a bit of history. In the 1920s Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing (known today as 3M) hired Richard Drew to travel around...

Veritas Surface Clamp Does More

In 2006 when I built my Shaker-style workbench, I installed holes along the front edge of my top to help with work-holding. I could hold one side of a wide panel in my vise and clamp the opposite edge using a Veritas Surface Clamp. Slip the clamp into a...

Funky Woodworking Brace

As I was editing a video presentation about woodworking braces with Ron Herman (yes, woodworkingwithron.com Ron Herman) I was enamored with a funky woodworking brace that he shows and describes in one section of the video. As you probably know, hand tools are not a...

Weekend with Wood 2018

It’s OFFICIAL! I am a presenter at the 2018 Weekend with Wood woodworking event hosted by Wood Magazine at its Des Moines, Iowa classrooms and shops. The event is held May 17th through the 20th, so make your reservations now. Listed as teachers at next year’s event...

Frankly, These Guys Are Kicking A@$

This week, beginning on Monday, I have a couple of woodworkers in the shop building Pembroke tables. Frankly, these guys are kicking A@$. It’s been only three days and the Franks – that’s right, both guys in the class are named Frank – are owning these...

Steve Latta Dishes on Fine Woodworking – 360w360 E.253

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | RSSIn this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking writer, furniture maker and instructor Steve Latta is back to talk about Fine Woodworking Magazine.  Listen as he...

Greg Pilotti On Thaddeus Stevens Woodworking Program – 360w360 E.252

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | RSSIn this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking we meet Greg Pilotti of GPFurnituremakers.com. He’s also a graduate of the woodworking program at Thaddeus...

Forums, Magazine Misinformation & Screws with Dale Barnard – 360w360 E.251

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | RSSIn this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking I asked Dale Barnard to join us again to talk about his (and some of my) pet peeves. He’s written blogs on...

Woodworking Tips With Asa Christiana – 360w360 E.250

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | RSSIn this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking Asa Christiana drops back in to talk about woodworking tips published in his book, “Build Stuff with...

Dale Barnard Talks About Woodworking Classes – 360w360 E.249

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | RSSIn this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking woodworker, author and woodworking instructor, Dale Barnard, talks about his path to woodworking, his early...