Month: May 2019

News on the street is Joanna Werch Takes from the Woodworker’s Journal is calling it quits. Joanna has been a valuable part of the wood working community online and over at the Woodworker’s Journal, and we wish her all the best in her new adventures. Good luck, Joanna, and thanks again for everything!

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The Jet Company has released a brand new set of 15 inch planers that are sure to delight wood workers from every corner of the globe. A pair of new 15-in. planers from JET — one with a helical cutterhead (model JWP-15BHH) and one with straight knives (model JWP-15B) — feature an innovative Precision Air Strut System (PASS). PASS uses dual, heavy-duty gas struts to support the cutterhead with upward pressure on each side, preventing it from dropping and causing…

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Build Your Own Bed and Save Money Ever look at the cost of a bed frame? And how they always seem to overpriced? It’s no wonder that people turn to learning wood working! Let’s see if we can show you how to make you your own bed frame and give you a bill of materials, a training video, and full instructions. A bed is the most important piece of furniture in a bedroom.  Beds increase the comfort and functionality of…

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Build your own tool tote for many of your hand tools.  Tim will show us how to make your tool tote in under an hour in this informative video: This handy tool tote fits nicely in your Festool Systainer so you can keep it handy and organized all the time. Visit Tim’s site at woodworking.digital and see what else he has to offer. He knows a lot of woodworking secrets and loves to show people how to do stuff. See…

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One of the best tools a woodworker needs is an awesome protractor, large and very precise. We scoured the product universe and found what is absolutely the last protractor you will ever need. It is big, clear printed, and precision marked with robot laser engraving, so the most accurate protractor you can buy. The FirstLightWorks Big Protractor is intended for anyone who needs to set out angular measurements and requires something bigger than the plastic protractor from your schools maths…

Small Items

So you want to turn a pencil holder and want to see an example on how to do it before you go and goof up a few times. Here I present Dan’s wood working’s video to show how to make an orange osage pencil holder so you can see how a pro makes one. Don’t mind the rock music. I hope you make yourself this attractive pencil holder and enjoy the satisfaction of knowing how to turn one yourself. See…

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This handy portable leather sharpening kit can roll up nicely and be taken most anywhere. It is comfortable in the hand, feels soft and nice, and can let you sharpen most anything. The handy snaps let you keep it secure so it doesn’t come undone when you don’t want it to. With the three different sharpening stones, you can really do all the sharpening you need. You can do course grinding, refine it with the finer grain stones, and then…

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Here’s a look at the Nick Offerman book “Good Clean Fun” and his misadventures in sawdust. It’s an easy read, fun to follow along, and one any avid wood worker will want on the bookshelf. Most people know Offerman from his role as small-town functionary Ron Swanson on the TV show Parks And Recreation, whose desk trinkets include a Claymore antipersonnel mine facing anyone approaching his desk. But woodworkers know him from his Fine Woodworking articles as a fellow woodworker who…

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Have a post outside you’d like to illuminate? Why not try this fun outdoor lantern project? It’s great for any yard with a post that needs some light, and can be done in an afternoon. Most of the project is based out of western red cedar, but of course if you have a wood you’d prefer to use, go for it. If you do go with the red cedar, be sure to get cuts where you can extract pieces without…

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Do you like Welsh wood working? If you do, you are in for a treat. Chris Williams, of WelshStickChairs is coming to the USA do discuss the life and times of John Brown. He’s writing a book on that real soon now, and wants to start the buzz now. Working with Chris is always a blast of chairmaking, stock prep, talking, planning, arguing, asking questions and generally giving each other the business about how the other makes chairs. Plus beer.…

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Click here to enlarge. This simple but effective push stick stores in the bandsaw’s miter slot—out of the way yet close at hand. A small rare-earth magnet keeps it from…

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Picnic Table Modifications It’s easy to modify this picnic table to different dimensions.  I do recommend working with your materials to minimize waste – for example, if you want a 5 foot long picnic table, simply purchase 10 foot long 2x6s (for the seat and top) and cut in half. You will need some center support if your 2×6 seat and tabletop boards span more than about 4 feet with no support underneath – so maybe keep that in mind…

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