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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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More about Gibson Guitar

My intention is to keep this blog about woodworking, and not about politics, but it seems that sometimes it can’t be helped. The political slime that envelopes us just won’t leave us alone. So, with that in mind, I follow … 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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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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Senior Center Woodshop

In the midst of a family visit to Salem, OR I had an occasion to visit the local senior center and noticed that they had a woodshop.  I returned today to learn more.  They have a very well equipped woodshop … Continue reading

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