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Board member David Heim talks about the American Association of Woodturners – 360w360 E.237

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 4:10am
Board member David Heim talks about the American Association of Woodturners – 360w360 E.237

In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking, American Association of Woodturners (AAW) board member David Heim shares the benefits of membership to AAW, discusses an upcoming AAW event, which is held in Kansas City on June 23 – 25 in 2017, and explains what his responsibilities are as a member of the board.

Join 360 Woodworking every Thursday for a lively discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more).

Continue reading Board member David Heim talks about the American Association of Woodturners – 360w360 E.237 at 360 WoodWorking.

Hide-Away Furniture

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 5:45am
Hide-Away Furniture

Two years ago this month, I posted a blog about transforming furniture; pieces that open and expand to become more functional and look way more ominous. This table, while not a true transformer, fits more into the Hide-away furniture category.

As I walked through a local antique mall – generally that means junk shop, but there are occasional nuggets to be discovered – I ran across a chunky table. Yes, there are hinges at the middle of its top.

Continue reading Hide-Away Furniture at 360 WoodWorking.

Bob Van Dyke’s 6-week Intensive Woodworking Class – 360w360 E.235

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 4:10am
Bob Van Dyke’s 6-week Intensive Woodworking Class – 360w360 E.235

In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking Bob Van Dyke, owner of the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking, is on the hot seat to explain why he calls his 6-week intensive woodworking class “the best he’s ever taught.” Here’s a hint: It has to do with the fact that there is no project.

Join 360 Woodworking every Thursday for a lively discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more).

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Small Changes Make Big Differences

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 9:39am
Small Changes Make Big Differences

As I was working on a tea caddy for a 360 Woodworking hands-on class, which happened a couple of weeks back, I was amazed at how small changes make big differences. The corner inlay I made from shop scraps – alternating light and dark pieces that align at a 45° angle – changed significantly as the caddy progressed.

Looking at the box from the top had the inlay tilted at an angle. That was good.

Continue reading Small Changes Make Big Differences at 360 WoodWorking.

David Heim Introduces Woodturner Scott Boley – 360w360 E.235

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 4:10am
David Heim Introduces Woodturner Scott Boley – 360w360 E.235

In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking David Heim tells us about a 90-year-old woodturner who turns large, very large. His burls are hoisted up onto a custom-built lathe that can handle material as large as 48″ x 72″.

Join 360 Woodworking every Thursday for a lively discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more). Glen talks with various guests about all things woodworking and some things that are slightly off topic.

Continue reading David Heim Introduces Woodturner Scott Boley – 360w360 E.235 at 360 WoodWorking.

Save $$$ @ Micro Fence

Sun, 06/04/2017 - 4:10am
Save $$$ @ Micro Fence

As you are probably aware, 360 Woodworking is a big fan of Micro Fence. So much so that owner Rich Wedler was one of the early interviews published to our members (Listen here). Rich has also participated in a few podcast, such as episode #37 & episode #38. And I’m still working to get him to write an article – the man is a wealth of knowledge about routers, router bits and a lot more.

Continue reading Save $$$ @ Micro Fence at 360 WoodWorking.

360 Woodworking Podcast

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 5:40am
360 Woodworking Podcast

If you’ve lost track of the 360 With 360 Woodworking podcast, the current release is the perfect episode with which to catch up.  Or if you have yet to discover these podcast, this episode is best to begin your journey into podcasting.

The 360 With 360 Woodworking podcast began its run in October of 2014. The decision to podcast was a lark. The company was new, podcasts were starting to catch on so we made the call to give it a try.

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Craig Thibodeau: Automation & Puzzle Furniture – 360w360 E.234

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 4:10am
 Automation & Puzzle Furniture – 360w360 E.234

In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking we learn how and why Craig Thibodeau is pushing himself as a craftsman to build projects using automation such as those built by David Roentgen during the 18th century. But Craig doesn’t stop there. His coordinated efforts with puzzle makers may be developing a new, high end furniture market.

Join 360 Woodworking every Thursday for a lively discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more).

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Ron Herman: Barometric Pressure & Woodworking – 360w360 E.233

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 4:10am
 Barometric Pressure & Woodworking – 360w360 E.233

In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking we talk with Ron Herman of Woodworkingwithron.com to get his take on how barometric pressures figure into our woodworking. Along with how pressure effects wood, he shares stories on how it effects your tools, too.

Join 360 Woodworking every Thursday for a lively discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more). Glen talks with various guests about all things woodworking and some things that are slightly off topic.

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Arts & Crafts Legs: Like Gus

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 9:01am
 Like Gus

This past week I had a few woodworkers in class to build a Stickley desk based on a L & JG Stickley #602 original. No, we didn’t keep the project as a true reproduction. We added side and rear slats to dress it up a bit, and updated different aspects to make the desk more usable – each woodworker picked and chose where to drift from the original design. I also drifted on my own as I built a desk to serve as a prototype.

Continue reading Arts & Crafts Legs: Like Gus at 360 WoodWorking.

Craig Thibodeau: Tools & Outsourcing – 360w360 E.232

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 4:10am
 Tools & Outsourcing – 360w360 E.232

In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking we talk again with Craig Thibodeau and discuss tools in his shop. He also shares his thoughts on outsourcing, which improves his work and business.

Join 360 Woodworking every Thursday for a lively discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more). Glen talks with various guests about all things woodworking and some things that are slightly off topic. But the conversation is always information packed and lots of fun.

Continue reading Craig Thibodeau: Tools & Outsourcing – 360w360 E.232 at 360 WoodWorking.

Intricacies of a Stanley #244 Miter Box

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 4:13pm
Intricacies of a Stanley #244 Miter Box

If you have a Stanley #244 miter box, or are looking to purchase one, there are a few unique features of which you should be aware. In order to make your setup work as it should, your saw has to be equipped with a small post-like part that’s attached to its spine.

That small part, which is often lost or not included with the purchased of the miter box, trips the automatic catch that allows the saw to release from a locked position in order for the blade to drop onto your workpiece.

Continue reading Intricacies of a Stanley #244 Miter Box at 360 WoodWorking.

Craig Thibodeau: A True Woodworking Professional – 360w360 E.231

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 4:10am
 A True Woodworking Professional – 360w360 E.231

In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking we meet Craig Thibodeau and get an insight into what drives this woodworking professional. Along the way we hear marketing ideas and learn the details for his upcoming book (2018).

Join 360 Woodworking every Thursday for a lively discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more). Glen talks with various guests about all things woodworking and some things that are slightly off topic.

Continue reading Craig Thibodeau: A True Woodworking Professional – 360w360 E.231 at 360 WoodWorking.

Bowling Alley Bench

Sun, 05/07/2017 - 3:57pm
Bowling Alley Bench

Last year sometime, 360 Woodworking purchased a few slabs of bowling alley with the idea to turn them into workbenches. If you’re not familiar with bowling allies, which I was not, you may be in for a couple of surprises.

Surprise #1 is that a bowling alley is not solid, as in one big-ass piece or block. These lanes were like accordions; they bowed in and out depending on where you applied pressure.

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Simple Mitering Jig

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 10:50am
Simple Mitering Jig

While I was working on a tea caddy for an upcoming 360 Woodworking class, I decided to knock out a simple, table saw jig to cut miters on small parts. Normally, I use a miter saw for this work, but with the pieces being small I opted to work on a machine that allowed an easy line of sight at my fingers and hands. Plus, I could install and use a super-thin 7-1/4″ saw blade.

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Asa Christiana: Tools to Get Started in Woodworking – 360w360 E.330

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 4:10am
 Tools to Get Started in Woodworking – 360w360 E.330

In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking Asa Christian shares his thoughts on tools you need to get started in woodworking, and more importantly, how to be successful right out of the gate.

Join 360 Woodworking every Thursday for a lively discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more). Glen talks with various guests about all things woodworking and some things that are slightly off topic. But the conversation is always information packed and lots of fun.

Continue reading Asa Christiana: Tools to Get Started in Woodworking – 360w360 E.330 at 360 WoodWorking.

Mark Arnold on North Bennet, SAPFM & Sgraffito – 360w360 E.229

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 4:10am
Mark Arnold on North Bennet, SAPFM & Sgraffito – 360w360 E.229

In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking Mark Arnold of Boston Woodworking discusses his time at North Bennet Street School, editing and writing for American Period Furniture and a woodworking technique known as sgraffito, which he’s teaching at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking in late June 2017.

Join 360 Woodworking every Thursday for a lively discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more). Glen talks with various guests about all things woodworking and some things that are slightly off topic.

Continue reading Mark Arnold on North Bennet, SAPFM & Sgraffito – 360w360 E.229 at 360 WoodWorking.

These Are Drying Times

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 5:31am
These Are Drying Times

Many of us woodworkers experience low humidity in Winter – ever listen to your furniture pop and snap as the wood gives in to the dryness? As we move into Spring, the air again gains in moisture and often you can hear your furniture swell back toward fullness. These are drying times.

The same thing happens in the shop. Although because most shops are not as airtight as our living spaces, the trip from overly dry to moisture-laden can be more dramatic.

Continue reading These Are Drying Times at 360 WoodWorking.

Milwaukee’s M18 7-1/4″ Circ Saw

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 4:10am
Milwaukee’s M18 7-1/4″ Circ Saw

Right at the top I’m going to say that this tool is not cheap. It is, however, a fantastic tool to have in the shop. I used a Milwaukee M18 7-1/4″ circular saw to breakdown sapele boards as I began a fireplace frame-and-panel wall. It is so nice to simply grab the saw and get to it – no extension cords to hassle needed. And I have yet to slow or stall the saw.

It was even better when one of the guys in for a class purchased a load of lumber and needed to shorten the lengths for the long ride home.

Continue reading Milwaukee’s M18 7-1/4″ Circ Saw at 360 WoodWorking.

Asa Christiana & Woodworking From the Start – 360w360 E.228

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 4:10am
Asa Christiana & Woodworking From the Start – 360w360 E.228

In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking Asa Christiana talks about his upcoming book, and his class at Marc Adams School of Woodworking, both of which focus on woodworking from the start.

Join 360 Woodworking every Thursday for a lively discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more). Glen talks with various guests about all things woodworking and some things that are slightly off topic. But the conversation is always information packed and lots of fun.

Continue reading Asa Christiana & Woodworking From the Start – 360w360 E.228 at 360 WoodWorking.

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