Category Archives: Books in the Works

Knockdown Nicholson Workbench, Day .625

I had only 90 minutes in the shop today as we spent most of our daylight getting my daughter packed for college and taking her out for a rib dinner. But during those 90 minutes I assembled the ends and … Continue reading

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Knockdown Nicholson Workbench, Day 1/2

The only thing difficult about building this workbench in two days is not building the whole thing in only one day. I had only about four or five hours of shop time today because we’re packing up our oldest daughter … Continue reading

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Dilated 10 cm but Not Completely Naked

Last night I processed image files until the wee hours as I waited for word that Mike Siemsen’s new DVD “The Naked Woodworker” was ready in our warehouse. We’re still working out a few little bugs, but it will go … Continue reading

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‘Calvin Cobb’ is Out for Treatment

Friday evening, Christopher Schwarz, Linda Watts and I gathered around, drinks in hand, to discuss the “treatment” of Roy Underhill’s “Calvin Cobb, Radio Woodworker! A Novel with Measured Drawings.” We looked at a passel of books that were published in … Continue reading

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Update on ‘The Naked Woodworker’

“The Naked Woodworker” DVD is off to the pressing plant in Virginia, and I am uploading the massive movie files to our store’s servers as I type. So here are details on the project, when it will be available and … Continue reading

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Coffin-making. For Reals

Judging from the e-mails I’ve received today, some readers thought I was making a macabre joke when I mentioned we’re having a coffin-making party in August. It’s no joke. And I’m dead serious about the project. Everyone has personal desires … Continue reading

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Set Up Shop With the Naked Woodworker, Part 2

In this segment, we visit The Naked Woodworker, the oracle of east-central Minnesota, to ask his advice on the following important questions. 1. Oh Naked Woodworker, tell us the truth about safety advice. It’s mostly legal, cover-one’s-behind stuff, no? The … Continue reading

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