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From Crate, to School Box, to a Chest of Drawers. 178 Years Later.

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 6:08pm
“In 1839, an English publisher issued a small book on woodworking…” In 2009, an American publisher re-issued a small book on woodworking that had recently been discovered by Joel Moskowitz. The identity of the original writer is unknown, anonymous if you will, and a kindred spirit to this blog I’d like to think, although it’s […]
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How to Break in a Binding. According to My Dad. I Think.

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 5:54pm
When I was a teenager, my Dad sat me down for “The Talk”. He said, “Son. You can tell a lot about a person by how they treat their books”. What “talk” were you thinking about? Like my Dad, I’m not a skilled reader, and as a High School drop-out, I am the better educated […]
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The 3 Minute Dovetail Challenge

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 7:13pm
  To watch the full video, you will have to find it. It is Easter weekend after all. It shouldn’t be too hard… Happy hunting! Seven months ago I got a little hooked on cutting fast dovetails. You may think it’s silly, but it’s no different that racing the 1/4 mile or timing how fast […]
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Consider pins first with a withering eye

Sun, 04/09/2017 - 9:52pm
You are not getting any younger. Unlike myself who is ageless and perfect, you are getting older with every word you are reading. And so, I don’t want to waste anyone’s time with same old arguments in pins vs tails. Actually that’s not true. Although whenever I’m looking to make a dovetail look or fit […]
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Oil vs. Water Stones. One Year Later.

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 9:58pm
  Beyond all things in woodworking, sharp is king. If it’s not sharp it doesn’t matter, and anything that can’t make it sharp is not worth your time. If you are new to sharpening, stick with what you have unless it really doesn’t work. I’ve noticed over the past few years, that a number of […]
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