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Ever wonder how to remove tape residue from wood and plastic? It happens with duct tape, scotch tape, and others. It starts when you tape something onto a desk, or even in the car somewhere, and when you go to remove it, the plastic part of the tape comes off, but the sticky adhesive stays behind. Fortunately, there’s a way to easily remove even the most difficult scotch tape residue. Scotch Tape Residue Removal What you’ll need to remove tape…

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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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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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7 parts. Nearly 60 segments. 12 hours of video. I’m very pleased to announce that my 7-part course Intro To Hand Tools is now available in downloadable video form at Popular Woodworking Magazine’s ShopWoodworking.com. Each part consists of a series of segments, for a total of 12 hours of video instruction. Learn how to use these and other hand tools. Part 1: Welcome! is available for free on their YouTube channel. It covers general introduction, a quick summary of the tools, safety,…

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Cherry is notorious for blotching, with all sorts of methods suggested for preventing it. But it’s important to keep in mind that “blotching” is simply the opposite of “beautiful figure.” Source

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We’ve got dozens of articles on how to sharpen hand tools like a regular plane blade or a set of chisels, but what about the rest of your tool arsenal?…

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The house in East Boothbay. Life has been busy, busy, busy lately. Hence the lack of posts here. My book draft is now in the hands of the team at Popular Woodworking Books, with some 1400 captioned photos. My shop time has been occupied teaching individual classes. That’s produced good material for some upcoming technique blog posts. I’ve started reading through my stack of boatbuilding books. That’ll take a while, but Greg Rossel’s excellent Building Small Boats has been a…

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Drawer box with hand made paper and dovetailed drawer pull. Hey folks! In today’s episode we’ll finish off the drawers for the kitchen island. From the hand made paper to the sliding tray insert, we’ll add some more splines and then tackle the dovetailed drawer pull. This will be the last of the island episodes […] The post Episode 639 – Paper & Splines is written by tom appeared first on THE UNPLUGGED WOODSHOP TORONTO.

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Two Hickory and Walnut Keepsake Boxes Both boxes made from solid hickory, solid walnut, hickory and walnut veneered panels. They have figured curly walnut for the lids. Both are finished in gloss lacquer first for clarity and then satin lacquer to reduce the sheen. Both are lined in ivory velvet.

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A well-tuned spray gun doesn’t guarantee a perfect finish. Here are five of the most common spraying problems and how to fix them. Source

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Yes, but why? A few weeks ago I wrote a blog explaining my reasons for changing careers and becoming a cabinetmaker. It seems there are as many original stories as there are makers, and it is a line we’ll come back to periodically as I think it helps to gain an insight into the mind of the maker. It also shows that such a move is rarely as dramatic or as overwhelming as people imagine. I asked Jonathan to put…

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You can now buy “The Book of Plates” by A.-J. Roubo for just $49 – a significant savings from the regular $120 price. This the first sale we’ve had since we started Lost Art Press in 2007, and it likely will be the last. This is a huge book – 11” x 17”. Printed in the United States on #100 Mohawk paper. Sewn and bound in Michigan. Beautifully made. The book features all of the drawings (called “plates”) from André…

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