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Video Woodworkers I Watch #19: Are there any left? (rant)

03-21-2018 06:47 PM by Dave Rutan | 8 comments »

Lately I’ve been paring down the YouTube woodworks that I regularly watch. It seems that many of the ones I enjoyed have either decided to showcase their CNC’s, go into blacksmithing, go long format, or just vlog instead of build projects. Some have realized that you can’t get rich doing videos and have pretty much given up. The few that I watch with any loyalty are Steve Ramsey (when he pits out a project video), Matthias Wandel and mostly John Heisz. I like John’s...

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A Grumpy Comment and then I'll Be Quiet

12-22-2015 03:58 PM by Dave Rutan | 6 comments »

Whenever any one of us goes to post a project we have to click on a link which reads: “Yes, I want to post my finished project that is made of wood If it doesn’t fit the above description (like tool gloats & upgrades, wood gloats, projects in progress etc.),either blog it or post it in an appropriate forum. Otherwise it will be removed.” — In the past several months I’ve noticed that at least several ‘projects’ were not made of wood, or ...

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caveat emptor

05-24-2015 02:19 PM by Lazy_K | 5 comments »

Hi, there will be 2 posts today:I was just viewing a video of making a tool called a “chair devil” or “go devil”. I am restraining myself with great effort not to post to that cabinetmaker that he is wrong!!! wrong , wrong, wrong. Which brings me to a rant (here); The internet is a wonderful thing! anyone can post anything, anytime. The internet is a horrible thing! anyone can post anything, anytime. There are a lot of really great instructional videos out there....

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One Man's Furniture is Another Man's Pizza?

02-11-2011 02:13 AM by HungryTermite | 11 comments »

I work as a design engineer and every once in a while someone will build a mockup at home and bring it in to illustrate a point they are trying to make about a design. The other day someone came in with a crudely made wooden mockup made up of what looked like poplar stained to look like walnut. Knowing that people use poplar as a walnut look-a-like and thinking to myself that it seemed like a lot of trouble to go through for a mockup that didn’t even have tight fitting or square joint...

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Techniques & Methods #4: The Infamous Dovetails Scribed Line

07-23-2010 04:34 PM by PurpLev | 23 comments »

I keep seeing these posts pop up more often than not about the scribed line for dovetails, should you leave them on? should you scrap/sand them off? Some say it tells the joint was hand made, Others rightfully so say that the piece itself tells that it was hand made…. Should you make them with a scriber? Or a pencil? A pencil line is easier to remove, but harder to line up to as you are relying on eye sight, Whereas a scribed line with a knife is a no brainer since you just rest your...

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In The Shop #1: Dust is getting to be a problem

06-12-2010 02:17 AM by live4ever | 16 comments »

<dustcollectionrant> The amount of time I spend running my two shopvacs (did I say two? yes I did) is getting to be ridiculous. The bandsaw, tablesaw, and router put out a lot of dust and chips (duh). Today I routed a 3/4” groove in 30” long MDF for some T-track and everything to the left of my router table was covered in powder. My cabinet saw, though it spews most of the dust out the back and into a neat little pile under my workbench/outfeed table, makes a lot of it. ...

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Grumbles from the shop #11: Buy American?

04-27-2010 12:15 AM by dennis mitchell | 10 comments »

Just got another buy American (insert Local for my foreign buddies) Email from someone I know who just buys the cheapest crap. I figure if half the folks who believe in “Buy American”, bought American, one quarter of the time, and an eighth of the time it was of decent quality, woodworking would pay a good wage and I’d have a real job!

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Darn kids! Get off my lawn!

03-04-2010 04:20 AM by MakingScraps | 7 comments »

Warning Let me preface this post by saying that I am not normally a negative person. In fact I am probably one of the more easygoing people you will ever meet. But certain aspects have started my blood boiling and despite my relatively young age I feel like I need to don my old coot cap and rant a little (no offense to any old coots who happen across this). I should also warn you that I am a Neanderthal woodworker since I don’t have any room for heavy machinery. Don’t get m...

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Shop Project Efforts

03-03-2010 07:22 PM by Blair Helgason | 7 comments »

Hey Everyone, I hit a snag with my outfeed table last night and figured I’d write about it. A couple weeks ago I made a hinged outfeed table for my table saw. It worked out great and I have been using it with great success until now. What I realized last night was that I didn’t take into account the tilt of the motor when the angle of the blade is changed. Pretty stupid mistake but I really just needed and outfeed table and didn’t want to spend a lot of time on it. This s...

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Rants of a maple-headed novice #1: Winter Workshop Wishes

12-10-2009 01:41 AM by Spudwood | 5 comments »

As an apartment dweller there are a few things that just drive me crazy. I am working on a project right now that has taken me a while to complete. I have been building two end tables for our apartment, because as a newly wed we have very little furniture. The problem is that they are 50 miles away at my father in laws garage. This is a real pain in my butt because not only do I have to drive if I want to do anything, but also I get the itch to go out and tinker durring the week and really ca...

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