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For Mom

Losing a loved one is always difficult but when it’s your mother and she passes away way to young…well, it just seems harder. Mom past away 5 years ago, she was strong, beautiful, and way...
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Sticks

Sticks

Yesterday I read a blog post by Tom Fidgen entitled Do Nothing. In it Tom reflected on how we need to take time to just sit and well…do nothing. I have thought a lot about that post since then, I like...
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A table from Crate and Barrel doesn’t have a story.

I realized today that I have not posted anything on here since last September!  Life has been busy and I talk about most of what I am working on in the MWA Podcast.  I have always had the idea that this...
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Lock Miter Master Jig

Lock Miter Master Jig

When making boxes I use a number of joinery methods depending on the look that I want.  The joinery most often ends up being part of the design and look that I am trying to accomplish.  Dovetails give...
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Another Year at Fine Woodworking Live

Last weekend I traveled up to Connecticut for Fine Woodworking Live.  This was the second year of the conference and have to say it was even better than last year.  For any of you that have attended...
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Doll High Chair

Sometimes a Little Girl Just Needs a New Seat for Her Doll High Chair….

    This summer has been busy as normal and my time in the shop has been limited.  This past weekend I attended Fine Woodworking Live and had a great time.  One of the best things about doing...
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Humidor Custom Built

End Grain Locust Cigar Humidor

  Outside of my dad’s shop up in North Carolina is a couple of Locust boards around 8” wide, 3” thick, and probably 6’ long.  They are so weathered that it’s hard to tell what kind of...
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Carter Bandsaw Guides

New Band Saw or Rebuild the Old One?

I have an old 14″ Delta band saw that has been in my family since I was a kid.  It is an ok saw, but resawing was impossible.  It was just accepted that this was an old saw and never going to...
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Chisel Cabinet

Chisel Cabinet Video

One of the best ways to stay productive in the shop is to be organized.  I for the most part do a good job on keeping my shop clean and in order but seem to struggle with keeping my chisels organized,...
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MWA Podcast Episode #27 – Guest Host Asa Christiana

Show Notes:   Current/Future project description Chris Tuning his beading plane tuning up his bandsaw with Carter Guides Asa The Tansu boxes go on and on and on . . . Dyami...
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