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Woodworking in America, Crucible Tool & Lost Art Press

Next week, Woodworking in America will command all our attention. We’ll be selling books and tools in the Marketplace, Raney Nelson and I will be teaching classes upstairs for registrants and we will officially launch Crucible Tool. Here are some … Continue reading

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Happy Labor Day! Forum Update 9/5

I hope that Labor Day means free time around your house and not “try to catch up day” like it it is here. I’m not complaining though. When catching up consists of picking up after a fun weekend and reading … Continue reading

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This Saturday: A WIA Preview

The Lost Art Press storefront will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 10, less than a week before Woodworking in America. We’ll have all our books for sale, plus some new T-shirts for Lost Art … Continue reading

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Roman End Vise Installed (with a Frankenstein Assist)

The Holy Roman end vise is installed and functioning quite well, though at one point I thought I was going to curl under the bench and shed some Holy Roman tears. After bashing out the slot and mortises for the … Continue reading

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A Big’un Showed Up

I absolutely love to use wide boards in my projects. Wide stuff shows up quiet often in old  pieces of furniture, and I try to use the same whenever possible. It seems most folks these days think there is no way … Continue reading

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The Holy Roman Tail Vise

Tail vises are funny things. I’ve installed many of them during the last 20 years, and I have a formula to calculate the time to do it right. Here it is: Time to install a tail vise with precision = … Continue reading

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The Soft Bit Preservation Society and Ignorant Slots

Good news. The threaded screws for the face vise on the Holy Roman Workbench are a couple inches below the danger zone. I’ve been working on the bench these last couple days and have found that my boyhood is well … Continue reading

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