Woodworking Poll Results

Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who participated in the woodworking poll, “how did you first learn woodworking?”  Below are the final results.  It is interesting for me to see...
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Lie Nielsen Shoulder Plane

Some tools are just hard to write a review about because there is just not much you can say negatively about them, that is the way it is with the Lie Nielsen Shoulder Plane.  Many might think that...
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Monthly Giveaway!

Great news!  I just spoke with Chris with Highland Woodworking and he is being very generous in supporting the site by providing a 1/2″ Wood Slicer blade to the winner of our new monthly...
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Dovetails…Need I Say More?

Dovetail… is there another word in woodworking that brings more reaction and sense of nostalgia?  The word alone has come to mean craftsmanship and brings back memories of the past.  For myself...
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Twitter!

Well I finally decide too move up….or maybe it is down?? But I am now on twitter and will try and keep woodworking tweets coming a regular basis. Click on the follow me button in this post or...
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Stanley Sweetheart 9 1/2

I must say that when I first read about the Stanley’s Sweetheart line I was a bit apprehensive.  When thinking of a Stanley I normally think of what your everyday box store carries or an old...
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Be Safe, Learn Something, and Have Fun!

Back when I was in the Army I flew a lot with an old instructor pilot that before each flight he would say “be safe, learn something, and have fun”. He was very specific about the order it was said...
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Plans or No Plans?

Last month I posted an article titled Old School V. New School, I have received lots of great comments and emails from this article and really enjoyed writing it as it made me think a lot about my grandfather...
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Just Finished the Desk!

I just finished my drafting/desk and finally brought it into the house this evening. This was a great project to make and there were two new techniques I used on this project, so I learned a lot. As part...
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Rustic Furniture

My wife and I often visit our families in the mountains of western North Carolina. We are planning on visiting next weekend and I spoke with my father today and he suggested that we go for a hike while...
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