Scratch Stock for Stop-Flutes

Making the scratches – yes, you need to make two – is easy to do, but there are a couple of secrets. Secret #1 is to make the flute portion of your scratches twice. Make two matching flute scratches so you can take the second flute design and turn it into a reeding scratch. But[...]
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Ridgid’s Brushless, Cordless Trim Router

I’ve been busy with 360Woodworking. With my head down giving it what for, I didn’t see that Ridgid came out with a trim router powered by a battery until one of our members – thanks, Eric – brought it to my attention. My reaction was, “You Betcha.” I enjoy using the corded Ridgid trim router[...]
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Pocket Screw Jig

You may think that a pocket screw is a new form of woodworking connectivity, but the technique was used on antique furniture by some of the most important and influential woodworkers in history, including John and Thomas Seymour who built during the Federal period. I find this jig to be most useful when forming pockets[...]
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Instagram Errors Continued

When it comes to woodworking there seems to be more experts than ever, particularly on the internet. The problem is, many think they have the knowledge to tell others how to do something “right,” but many times they’re just wrong. This seems to be the case more and more especially on social media sites like Instagram[...]
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Chippendale Small Chest Step Photos

I’ve made a couple of additions to the Chippendale Small Chest Online Course. In a new lesson titled “Plans & Step Photos,” I’ve made it possible to download the plan packet without leaving the lesson. Also, you have access to a 29 page PDF that shows Step Photos of the building process. Each photo has[...]
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Monarch Introduces Bandsaw Precision

There’s a new woodworking tool company emerging to the world. Monarch Industrial has just launched a new product that is the answer to the most-often asked question in bandsaw setup. How do you accurately adjust the tension on your bandsaw blade? With the release of its new Tension Gauge, Monarch introduces bandsaw precision. Every woodworker[...]
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Miter Saw Accuracy Continued

Once again inaccurate information on the internet drives the 360 WoodWorking team to take to the airwaves. This time the topic is driven by people running down buying a miter saw because they’re severely “inaccurate.” Chuck and Glen are joined in the conversation by Master Housewright, Ron Herman. Together the trio talks about the concept[...]
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Oil/Varnish Finish

Why use an oil/varnish finish? It’s easily mixed from products found on home-center store shelves, the formula is dirt-simple to remember, the finish can be fixed if you find scratches and nicks and it provides adequate protection of the wood surfaces. When we first learned of this particular finish, it was a simple mixing of[...]
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