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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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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Holly 2

The Giant Holly Tree

  Last week my dad called and said he was going to look at a Holly tree in a guys yard.  The outer limbs had already been cut off and all that remained was the trunk.  He sent me a picture of the...
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Walnut Bow Tie

Live Edge Coffee Table

There is a coffee table that sits in my living room that I built years ago.  The slab is from a tree cut from my dads, I believe it is a Chestnut Oak but not positive.  The base is wrought iron that...
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Roubo Bench

Roubo Build – Secret Compartment

I was joking (sort of) a few days ago that I was getting bench fatigue.  Time in the shop has been hard to find lately and with parts and pieces of the bench around there is not much room for much other...
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Iron Sharpening

Hand Sharpening….by Hand

A few days ago I came to a realization, I prefer to sharpen by hand.  Growing up I learned to sharpen knives by hand on a water stone.  We didn’t use jigs, just a knife and a stone.  After much...
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Shop Lighting

Lighting Upgrade

My shop like many of you is in my garage.  The main issue with this is that most garages are not made to host our shops that have power and lighting needs above a standard place to just park the car....
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safetyweek5

Be Safety Proactive Instead of Safety Reactive…But How?

The following post was written by a good fiend of mine that I have worked with for many years, Laurel Wimmerstedt.  She has a safety consulting company called L.A.W. Safety and provides training, site...
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