Category Archives: Personal Favorites

It’s ‘Be Kind to Hammers Week’

If you told someone you like to restore hammers, they might think you lazy. Aside from tightening the head on the handle, what else is there to do? Today during a lull at The Furniture Institute of Massachusetts, I spied … Continue reading

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An Old Woodworking Crank

On Tuesday, for the first time ever, I felt my hand skills fade a bit. I was chopping half-blind dovetail sockets and I could not get the tail board to lock smoothly and at 90°. I looked down and noticed … Continue reading

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Into the Builderness

Many woodworkers I know have a similar dream shop. It’s a gorgeous structure deep in the woods, which is surrounded by lakes, fields and wildlife. When I have this dream, I wake up in a panic. Growing up in Arkansas … Continue reading

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The History of Wood, Part 59

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Miniature Chairs from Norimitsu Takahashi

Suzanne Ellison knows I have a chair problem. So she destroyed my Sunday morning by passing me this link to Norimitsu Takahashi’s web site: Nori Art Handicrafts. The builder makes lots of miniatures, which is amazing in and of itself. … Continue reading

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August 2015 is Early This Year

This week marks four years since I left Popular Woodworking Magazine, and today the mailman delivered the August 2015 issue, which features a tool chest on the cover that I helped build. Some think it’s peculiar that I still write … Continue reading

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The History of Wood, Part 58

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