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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Woodworking T Shirts

High Rock Woodworking and MWA T-Shirts

  This past weekend I had the opportunity to do a tour of Fine Woodworking up in Connecticut.  While I was there Dyami of Penultimate Workshop and I spent some time talking about the future of Modern...
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Modern Woodworkers Association Podcast – Episode 1 Rough Cut with Tommy Mac Book Review

  A few months ago the founding administrators of the Modern Woodworkers Association were given the opportunity to review the new Rough Cut book from Taunton. It’s a companion to the first season...
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Shop Class

What Happened to Shop Class?

This week is the first annual Get Woodworking Week set up by my good friend Tom Iovino of  Often we talk about traditions and how we would like to have them carried on and this week...
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...
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...

Giveaway winner!

As yesterday was the deadline for the giveaway sponsored by Highland Woodworking for the 1/2″ Wood Slicer blade, I just want to thank everyone that stopped by the site and posted a comment or...
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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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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...

Encyclopedia of Furniture Making

I bought this book recently and love it. It is a great general reference book on tools, types of wood, jointery, and furniture styles. The writing is not the best but there is a lot of knowledge and...
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