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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MWA Podcast Episode 4 – Fine Woodworking Google SketchUp for Woodworkers

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Roubo Build - Base Glue Up

Roubo Bench Build – Part 5

I spent a few hours in the shop continuing on the base of the bench.  With the mortises out of the way, it was time to start cutting the tenons.  I started with the four end rails, 2 on top and 2 on...
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Chalkboard

Chalkboard in the Workshop?

A few months ago while walking around in Home Depot, I noticed that they carry chalkboard, dry erase, and magnetic paint.  My wife and I had been doing a lot of work to our 4 year old daughters room...
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Roubo leg mortise

Roubo Bench Build -Part 4

So the bench build has slowed down drastically.  I was making great progress when I received a phone call from my wife while siting on a plane here in Atlanta.  She had fallen on Stone Mountain a local...
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Roubo Tenon

Roubo Bench Build – Part 3

    It has been a few weeks since I have made much progress on the Roubo bench as I ran low on 8/4″ boards for the legs and didn’t want to start on just part of the legs.  The local...
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Sandvic Hand Saw

New Handle on an Old Hand Saw

Last weekend while up in North Carolina visiting family, my dad gave me one of his old hand saws.  I can remember this saw being around all of my life.  Dad thinks that it is a Sandvik and is not sure...
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Roubo End Cap

Roubo Bench Build – Part 2

I am very pleased with the progress I have made this weekend on the Roubo bench.  Right after I posted the last entry here my hardware arrived from Benchcrafted.  I am very hands on and wanted to hold...
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