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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Drill Press Rosettes

I found myself in need for a bunch of rosettes for a project. Turning them one at a time was in no way in the cards for me. (I’ve often said that turning is my weakest area of woodworking!) Looking in another direction, I purchased a rosette cutter and decided to make the my rosettes[…]

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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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Damn Fine Pencils

Pencils are one of the most used tools in our arsenal. Many of us woodworkers don’t recognize that. Working in the shop today, with my mind jumping like a time traveler, I became focused on pencils. I’ve use many during my days, but only three stand out as damn fine pencils. And The Winners Are[…]

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Workhorse Replacement

During the past six months, I lost a friend. A real workhorse. I’m not sure what happened. I do know that I could always count on it  to get the job done. It? Indeed. I lost my rubber mallet, and I need a workhorse replacement. It wasn’t an ordinary rubber mallet. It had two rubber[…]

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