Woodworking Techniques and Advice

Learn lean production and cut the excess

Written by Bob Ward Thursday, 27 August 2009 12:44

35_ward_01Chopping the fat and shortening the wasted time on your shop floor can boost production and please your customers

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Angle grinder has woodshop applications

Written by John Wilder Tuesday, 28 July 2009 20:07

For edge sanding, as well as rough shaping, sharpening chisels and removing rust, it can be a boost to your tool set

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Curving projects can be mind-bending

Written by Jonathan Benson Monday, 01 June 2009 18:57

But choosing the proper bending method and appropriate wood species can give your work more value

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Building a piece inspired by Seymour

Wednesday, 06 May 2009 14:16

The book “The Furniture Masterworks of John and Thomas Seymour” written by Robert D. Massey Jr., and published by the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Mass., has inspired me to attempt to build something similar in nature to two of their works. My design utilizes a combination of the features of the night cabinets shown in entries 28 and 30. The dimensions will be 32" high x 22" wide x 14" deep.

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The basics matter, so don’t jump ahead

Monday, 09 March 2009 15:26

The majority of woodworkers have acquired their knowledge on the job, from mentors or through self-study. There is an Achilles’ heel to this form of learning — the overlooking of basics. That’s because training starts at the intermediate level with the assumption that basics are understood.

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