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6 Woodworking Projects for the Garden

Whether you’re planting vegetables, flowers, or shrubs, there’s a good chance your garden could be improved with some custom woodworking projects. Or maybe you’re looking for a gift for the gardener in your life? Either way, WWGOA has a variety of useful gardening projects for you to build this season. Standing Planter Box The standing… Read more »

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Ask WWGOA: Bandsaw Resaw Blade Size

Q: I just picked up an older 14” bandsaw on Craigslist, and I want to set it up to do resawing. What kind of blade should I get? I’ve seen carbide tipped resaw blades; will those give me my best quality? A: Congrats on picking up a bandsaw; you’re going to love the versatility that… Read more »

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In the Shop: Cremation Urns

Curly maple cremation urns with wedge accent keys. I sell a few cremation urns each year – mostly by word-of-mouth and nearly always on short notice. (I keep a few in inventory.) Sometimes I get a request in advance of actual need. That sure works better for me! I recently received a request from a… Read more »

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Ask WWGOA: Bread Board Ends Pinned

Question: If you are doing breadboard ends on a project that will only be viewed from one side, say perhaps a sofa table or hall table that you never see the back side of the top with any regularity, could you glue instead the front third or so, so that you don’t get the misalignment… Read more »

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Tips for Building and Hanging a Bat House

Quite possibly, no creature is more misunderstood than the bat. An important part of our ecosystem, bats do a number of useful things for humans. According to BCI (Bat Conservation International), there are more than 1,300 species of bats, and they all help us in different ways. Insectivorous bats keep the bugs at bay and… Read more »

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What Our Members Are Working On

We love hearing about what our members are working on in their shops. When we asked on Facebook to share a photo of your most recent woodworking project, we got a bunch of great responses! Here are some of our favorites. What’s keeping you busy in the shop this week? Leave a comment and let… Read more »


In the Shop: Where’s Bruce?

What am I working on currently? Well today I needed to do some house repairs. One project was to fix a kitchen cabinet door hinge where the screw holes were stripped out from excessive use. No problem. I filled the holes with glue, hammered in some round toothpicks, let the glue dry, flushed the toothpicks… Read more »

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Visiting Pony Tools

One of the cooler parts of George’s job is visiting tool manufacturers. He recently spent a morning at the Pony Tools factory and warehouse in Chicago to see how Pony products go together and learn more about the company. You may know them as the Adjustable Clamp Company or Jorgenson, but the company is officially… Read more »


Ask WWGOA: Dust Collection Size

Question: I’m setting up a new shop and I’ve read everything I can get my hands on about dust collection. Now, I’m more confused than I was before doing the research! My shop is about 300 square feet; the third stall in my three car garage. Can you point me in the right direction on… Read more »

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In the Shop: Turning Bowls

I have dabbled a bit with woodturning over the years, but in the past 6 months I added a nice new lathe to my shop and really got into it. I’ve now turned over 40 bowls, mostly green but a few dry ones as well. I’m learning a lot about bowl gouge technique, sharpening, proper… Read more »