MWA Podcast Episode 15 – Shop Talk

  In this episode we talk about the location and size of our shops.  I mention that my family complains more about me using my hand tools than power….yes, I know that is crazy.  Of coarse...
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MWA Podcast Episode 14 – Jim Heavey of Wood Magazine

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Manual Training For The Rural Schools

  I found the article below which is an excerpt from a book called Manual Training For The Rural Schools.   It was published in 1916 and as the title says was for rural schools to use as instruction...
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MWA Podcast Episode 13 – Kenneth Woodruff and the Woodshop Widget

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Wooden Mallets

Mallets…Mallets…Mallets!

Last weekend I finally finished up my leg vise for the Roubo bench.  For the leg chop I used Walnut and had a few scraps left over, not wanting waste and having to many scraps of wood already…....
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Hand Forged Chisels

Hand Forged Chisels

One of my most prized possessions is a set of hand forged chisels that were given to my father.  I was still a teenager at the time, but could appreciate there quality and ability to hold an edge.  Much...
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trestle table

Jack’s New Table

A friend of mine at work has a chocolate lab, Jack, he comes to our office everyday and has become a sort of mascot for our company.  Last Feburary Jack was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder called...
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MWA Podcast Episode 11 – Talking About Our Past From the Future

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MWA Podcast Episode 10 – Special Guest Ron Hock

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LIve Edge Coffee Table

Live Edge Coffee Table – Finished

  A while back I posted about a live edge oak table that I built years ago.  The top needed some work due to movement, there were several deep cracks and the to top was uneven.  In the last post...
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