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  1. Bowl

    I will name this one HEARTBREAK so befoer you make a positive comment take a closer look. I thought I would finish turning this bowl even though it had a couple stress cracks from drying. It was a 12 inch diameter so maybe I left a little too much shell. I hated to throw it away so filled the...
  2. Boxguy teaches boxing lessons and finishing school

    Pictured: This is a 9×7x6 jewelry box made of Movingui from Ghana and Black Walnut from Spencer, Indiana. The inside tray has divided segments on one side, and a foam and velvet keeper for rings and ear rings on the other half. The finish, applied with a one inch foam brush, is one coat of...
  3. Blogs
    And then there were two. I decided to dedicate my time this winter to restoring various saws I've acquired over the past year. I'll be restoring half-rip saws, panel saws, tenon saws, carcass saws and dovetail saws from a variety of makers, dating from the 1840s up to the 1960s. Now don't worry...
  4. Blogs
    Step 0: Get introduced to woodworking and become obsessed Anyone who read my intro will know, I know basically nothing about fine woodworking. Transferable skills I have is the ability to work a saw, a driver, a nail gun, and lift heavy things. What started with an 8 minute video on YouTube and...
  5. Blogs
    Building Hand Tool Skills: A Dovetail a Day. Make that a week. While I would like to believe that I could dedicate enough time each day to run to the shop and chop a set of tails, I know that I'm kidding myself. But I'm determined to give myself the practice necessary to improve my sawing and...
  6. Woodworking Skill Share
    I have uploaded a new video to the "Skill Building" page of my website. It is the first of three parts on making bent wood pieces by laminating thin strips together. Free to watch, I hope it is helpful! Skill Building Videos Ralph
  7. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    I just picked up a new DEWALT DW618PK 12-AMP 2-1/4 HP Plunge and Fixed-Base Variable-Speed Router Kit. I noticed that when I tighten down the cam lock on the fixed base, I can still turn the adjustment ring and thus raise and lower the bit. I have tightened the cam lock as much as possible, but...
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