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3 Essential Shop Accessories

Three of my favorite shop accessories: A work apron, dust mop, and miter saw laser guide.I’m often surprised by how great an impact a small and simple shop accessory can have on my everyday woodworking life. I take these useful items for granted, but if they were “removed from the mix,” I would be lost.…

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Cut Leg Flutes Without a Chisel

A well turned leg can make an ordinary leg extraordinary. To put the icing on the cake, just add flutes. Flutes are a decorative element that’s been around for thousands of years. Think of all those fluted columns scattered about ancient Greek and Roman ruins. The fact that fluting is still used today is a…

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Makita LS1040 10″ Compound Miter Saw

I wasn’t asking for much as I hunted for a new miter saw. I simply wanted a unit that was rock solid with no slop in any moving part, super lightweight for portability, easy to adjust, precise locking locations for common cuts, high powered, and under $200. I was willing to forego the depth capacity…

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Serving Utensils

Serve your desserts with style! These artisan serving utensils are the perfect complement to those distinctive desserts and pies we tend to make for special occasions like family gatherings and holidays. We got started making these many years ago because my mother makes an apple pie that is worthy of a special serving utensil and…

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Stopped-Cut Bent Lamination

My family lives in Northern Michigan, where we get tons of snow. While we love to cross country ski in the woods, we also like to go for walks out on the snow-covered road. I wanted to pull my two-and-a-half year old daughter in something a bit more stylish than an orange or red plastic…

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Delta 12-1/2″ Midi-Lathe Model #46-460

Compact lathes were an instant success when they first hit the market. Their low cost and portability opened the doors to prospective turners who lacked the funds or space required for full size lathes. Unlike most of us as we mature over the years, compact lathes have grown in power, capacity and refinement without putting…

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Wood Carving Disc for your Angle Grinder

Add a power wood carving disc to your angle grinder, and you can open up a whole new world of woodworking project possibilities. But if you’re new to this game, the dizzying array of product choices might leave you more puzzled than excited. Let me take some of the mystery out of the process and help you choose your first power carving disc.

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Looking for the perfect gift for the woodworker in your life? With Father’s Day right around the corner, this is timely. But whatever the event, your favorite woodworker is certain to love these gift ideas.

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How to Build a Cajon Drum Like a Pro

Cajon drums produce a professional percussion sound and are easy to build in a typical hobbyist woodworking shop. Joe Cruz is a professional Cajon builder and provides the basic information needed to build one including a scaled drawing. The Cajon (pronounced ka-hone’) is a wooden percussion instrument that is simple to make, can be played…

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Holiday Serving Utensils

Serve your holiday desserts with style! These artisan serving utensils are the perfect complement to the special pies or cakes that you have planned for the holidays. We got started making these many years ago because my mother makes an apple pie that is worthy of a special serving utensil and these have proven to…

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