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02-06-2013 02:12 PM

Get Woodworking! Need Tools? - 6 replies

In the spirit of Get Woodworking Week I have an offer for the aspiring woodworker in need of tools: Pay It Forward

04-13-2012 01:27 AM

12 Lighthearted Questions for Tom Iovino of Tom's Workbench - 0 replies

Please check out a new section of my blog entitled 12 Lighthearted Questions. This week its’ Tom Iovino of Tom’s Workbench!

03-30-2012 04:30 PM

12 Lighthearted Questions for Kari Hultman of The Village Carpenter - 0 replies

Please check out a new section of my blog entitled 12 Lighthearted Questions. Kari Hultman of The Village Carpenter was kind enough to be our first candidate and answer the questions you want to know!

10-22-2011 10:58 PM

The Lighthearted Woodworker - 0 replies

Well, I have gone and done it. I’ve started a blog!Please stop by, bookmark it, add it to the reader, tell your friends and let me know what you think!Thanks!Chris

04-01-2011 01:00 AM

Big Tools for Little Hands--Kids and woodworking - 5 replies

My kids and I were interviewed for this article in today’s NY Times about kids and woodworking. The kids were pretty excited to have their names in the paper! It’s a good read— -Chris

11-05-2010 06:11 AM

Powermatic Jointers - 4 replies

Hi All- These are always silly questions because everyone always says “go for the BMW!” But seriously—I am considering which powermatic jointer to get. I purchased a Jet 10” combo (the cheaper version) and I want to upgrade from that.While I am sure I wold be happy with any of the 8” Powermatic Jointers I still w...

07-29-2010 04:15 PM

Finishing -- dust free - 3 replies

Hi all-So I have several projects that are complete and now require finishing. I plan to stain one project, clear coat another and try my hand at shallak on yet another. To be honest I have convinced my very talented wife to “assist” me (read: do it for me!).But my question is about dust. I don’t know about your shop, but mi...

07-15-2010 10:44 PM

Woodworking in America--FULL CAPACITY - 5 replies

I just tried to register to go to the Woodworking in America Conference and FAIL! It seems every interesting session/class is full. has anyone else had this issue? i figured I was registering in plenty of time—for October. Anyway, very disappointing and just curious what the deal was and if folks had any experience from years past.

05-26-2010 04:42 PM

Signatures - 20 replies

I have been admiring several folks ‘signatures’ recently. Specifically:ItsMic Curious how everyone signs their work? Branding iron? Just signed? Logo? Something more clever? In 300 years how will your work be identified?

05-19-2010 04:13 PM

Fine login issues - 14 replies

Am I the only one who has issues logging on to I paid the $ and it;s the only site of many that I have issues logging onto. It constantly says I have the wrong password, it’s very well documented—i don’t. I have spoke with several times and the advise me about cookies and that I CAN’T hit ...

05-11-2010 02:23 PM

Clean Dado Blade cuts - 11 replies

My Dado Blade has not been giving me clean cuts as shown here on this tenon. The tenon is striped and uneven.I should be able to achieve a cleaner cut correct? What am doing wrong?I have a Freud 8” Dado set. In this case I was using all the blades, with no spacers.

04-25-2010 03:21 AM

8" Grinder & Wobble - 4 replies

Hi All-I just bought a 8” Porter Cable Grinder:$Ntt=grinder$y=0$x=0I am looking to sharpen my chisels and we are just starting to get into turning. I read a lot of posts in the forums that re...

04-15-2010 06:37 AM

Dewalt Planers - 12 replies

I have been looking at portable Dewalt planers and I am trying to figure out the difference between the DW734 & the DW735, beside the design and $200. Recommendations?I bought a 10” combo planer/jointer, a while back and the planer portion is a joke.thanks!Chris

05-07-2009 11:15 PM

Jet JP10 10" jointer/planer vs. the Rigid JP06101 6 1/8" jointer/planer - 11 replies

Hi All-I am new to woodworking and I’m in the process of building my shop from the ground up. My basement/garage shop is small 12×16.6 months ago I did not know what a jointer or plane was, now that I’m obsessed with woodworking I understand the need for such tools and now I am on the hunt for them!Given my limited space and bu...

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