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Blog series by jasonburr updated 02-28-2014 08:23 PM 2 parts 3692 reads 3 comments total

Part 1: Intro & Semester 1 - Project 1 - Winding Sticks

02-25-2014 09:07 PM by jasonburr | 3 comments »

For those of you unfamiliar with Shannon Rogers, The Renaissance Woodworker & The Hand Tool School, you find out more here: As I have been re-enamoured (is that a word) with woodworking I find myself being drawn more and more to handwork for a few reasons: 1. It does not require a large amount of space. My area is about half of a half of a two car garage. The wife’s car stays in the garage and my truck stay...

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Part 2: Semester 1 - Project 2 - Sawbench

02-28-2014 08:23 PM by jasonburr | 0 comments »

I had been looking forward to building the saw bench for a while. I really struggle with sawing to a line. I know that it takes practice, but sawing at bench height is a real pain. Having the use hold fasts or clamps to hold the board, trying to see your line at that height, not being able to get the full effect of letting gravity help, etc. I looked for a board that I could have a final 1” thickness for the top to no avail. I did not feel like making the top out of any premium lumber which i...

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