Category Archives: woodworking ideas

Woodcarving: a Book Find

Saturday, at a garage sale I found this book for a dollar. I’m not expecting to get into wood carving, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity. The book has some plans and some very interesting and useful ideas and … Continue reading

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The Government and the Gibson Guitar Caper

Iowahawk has busted this case wide open. All the while we were led to believe that the government had a real solid case against Gibson. But it turns out that this was a part of the operation, “Fast and Fretless”, … Continue reading

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How Owning Wood Became a Crime

Attention woodworkers! Did you know that owning wood might be considered a felony? Well, neither did I, that is until today when I learned that armed Federal agents raided the facilities of Gibson Guitar in Nashville and Memphis. Was the … Continue reading

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A Cutting Board Project, but Wait

My next project was supposed to be an end grain cutting board.  I’m a member of the Lumberjocks forum and another member, LazyLarry led a group of us building a cutting board project. You may need a translator.  He’s an Aussie, … Continue reading

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An Improved Puzzle

Anything worth doing is worth doing badly – at first.  (I don’t know the source of that quote.) My first attempt at the puzzle fit that quote perfectly.  It was crude in every way.  So, some analysis, and then some … Continue reading

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Simple Puzzle for the Beginning Woodworker

My latest woodworking project was this simple puzzle that I procured from Steve Ramsey over at Woodworking for Mere Mortals. Steve, in addition to having the drawings for the project and a completed puzzle, also recited poetry, a la Dr … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Bridge in Toothpicks

I realize this isn’t what a beginner is likely to build, but I thought you would enjoy this.  I can’t imagine how much time it must have taken. See more here: http://www.toothpickcity.com/index.php Technorati Tags: woodworking ideas You may also be … Continue reading

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Installing Ball Bearing Guides on the Band Saw

I previously mentioned that where I was at the Portland Woodworking show I made some purchases. One of these purchases was a Carter ball bearing guide kit for the bandsaw.  The kit comes with two separate guide assemblies and the … Continue reading

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More on Reconditioned Tools and Black Friday

I had it all figured out.  I had intended to buy reconditioned. (See previous post.)  I had decided on a combination set 18v lithium compact drill/ impact driver made by Milwaukee for $179 with shipping included.  Wow! Then along came … Continue reading

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Would You Consider Reconditioned Tools?

Have you ever considered buying either used or reconditioned tools?  I readily choose reconditioned products over new.  Usually they are reduced in price sufficient to represent a significant savings over new.  I can only remember one occasion when the product … Continue reading

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