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Cutting Small Parts On The Miter Saw

02-11-2016 02:47 PM by Todd A. Clippinger | 16 comments »

In this video I share how I cut small parts on the miter saw. I am sure this one will be cause for active commentary from the safety police and maybe the hand tool junkies for not using a fancy hand saw to cut small pieces. Well, this is the way I do it in the American Craftsman Workshop. Because if the tool doesn’t make any noise and throw a rooster tail of sawdust, how am I supposed to know that any work is getting done? I hope you enjoy the video and find it helpful;) Rem...

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Difficult is Just Easy Work Done Slowly

12-20-2015 02:40 AM by duongtd1102 | 4 comments »

What was the last difficult moment you had with a project? Was it a particularly complex joint or a nasty bit of figured grain? How did you tackle it? I bet the solution regardless of the tools being used was to slow down and take care of it meticulously. If you think about it, “difficult” tasks just force us to slow down. Sometimes to glacial speeds.So when you look at it that way, no project is really that hard to make, but rather just slower.Its quite liberating! I’m a firm believer tha...

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Woodworking Tips #1: Free Cam Clamp Plans

04-15-2008 05:15 PM by Obi | 21 comments »

For those of you who believe that you do not have enough clamps, I found and posted free cam clamp plans here . Easy to make and cheap. most of it can be found in your spare stick bin. Have fun. UPDATE After making over 10 I posted a few after I’ve used them all to clamp fret boards when you need a lot of claps and need a lot of pressure to make sure that the fret boards are clamped tightly so you have no gap anywhere. You can see them here

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Let them think you're a little crazy!

11-29-2007 12:51 AM by Popintraining | 8 comments »

This is Pops’ advice That pain in arse customers can be a downer! I know first hand. I’ve been working for them for the last 25 years. Sometimes you just can’t tell until it’s too late, Other times you know there going to be a pain and you need the money so you just have to grin and bare it. Not all have been bad though, I’ve worked for some very good people too. Love everything you do and money on the spot, but I have a dozen or so stories from some of these ...

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Hats off to the creators of this site!

11-29-2007 12:14 AM by Popintraining | 14 comments »

What a fantastic idea and first class all the way! It’s so amazing to me what technology and the internet has enabled us to do.I’ve always enjoyed reading magazine articles about other craftsman and seeing the different things they created. (This is so much better)It blows my mind that Tony over there in Finland is checking out our bar or if I ever felt the urge too make a guitar or something I have no clue about, I know where to go! (what a trip!)Looking forward to having some fun! P....

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Bar Tops

11-26-2007 04:39 AM by Popintraining | 6 comments »

I’m finding out the hard way, that in order to become a good finisher I need to be an even better refinisher!This has been a long road. I started out using a brush-on spar varnish and quickly realized that there had to be a better way. Now, there is nothing wrong with a brush-on finish except that a bar top is highly visible area and can show a lot of imperfections. Spray-on finishes are always going to give you the best finish. I’ve recently purchased a kremlin sprayer and love i...

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