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Fall is Here!

Well we are finally getting to my favorite time of year….Fall!  Summers are just to hot and way to much going on to have much time to spend in the shop.  I tend to miss a lot of woodworking time...
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Treadle Driven Planer….???

I spent this past weekend with my wife and daughters up in the mountains of western North Carolina where I grew up.  It is always an enspiring experience for me and a note book is always on...
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On Workbenches Part II: The Clockwork Bench

This is a guest post by Dyami Plotke of the Penultimate Woodshop. It originally appeared at penultimatewoodshop.com. Feel please check back there for post relating to Dyami’s woodworking ramblings. So...
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On Workbenches Part I: The Lesson of the Schwarz

This is a guest post by Dyami Plotke of the Penultimate Woodshop. It originally appeared at penultimatewoodshop.com. Feel please check back there for post relating to Dyami’s woodworking ramblings. As...
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Woodworking Bench II: My Bench Now and Future

My Current Workbench Like many woodworkers my two-car garage is my workshop but unfortunately I have not convinced my wife to permanently give up her side.  So I have my shop bench and...
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Woodworking Bench I: What’s Your Style?

Hoffman & Hammer Workbench What is the best woodworking bench design?  Well, I could end this here and say whatever is best for YOU, but I won’t. In short that is the answer though, many...
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30 Day Hand Saw Challenge….

Well it has been 30 day and I have finished the hand saw challenge I made to my self.  The idea was to make 10 cuts a day with my hand saw, I left it kind of vague because the real point was just to...
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To Oak or Not to Oak….

I started a project last week using some left over White Oak I had laying around the shop.  The project started out as a two drawer side table with tapered legs.  Once I began working on the table...
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Sharp’s Automatic Framer!

The name reminds me of something from a snake oil medicine show…..come see Sharp’s Automatic Framer! A few weeks ago my dad was visiting his old high school shop teacher Mr. Buckner’s...
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Biltmore Estate Visit

For years now my wife and I have been visiting the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC.  This year for Easter we brought our daughters there for the Easter egg hunt on the front lawn of the house,...
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