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Revisiting a Classic

Revisiting a Classic

There's a restaurant I like to frequent with a large, framed poster in the bathroom that is strategically positioned to allow a visitor a solid minute to take in its contents. I always linger when I'm in there, as the poster is of a truly amazing piece of woodworking:...

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The Powers of Ten: A Reflection

Happy Veterans Day

A quick note to wish everyone a Happy Veterans Day. A big Thank You to all the men and women who served, and continue to serve, in our armed forces. If you missed the latest episode of Rough Cut in which Tommy visits the USS Constitution and makes a Flag Box, you can...

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The Powers of Ten: A Reflection

Happy Thanksgiving!

We hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving with family, friends or both. Remember: You're carving the turkey, not milling it. And there's no need to have a #4 bench plane at the dining room table. It has no place in the setting. Keep it in the shop! If anyone out there...

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The Powers of Ten: A Reflection

Up From the Ashes

Like the phoenix she is rising. In an earlier Blog post I recounted my episode with oily rags and the damage the resultant flames cast upon my garage workshop. It’s been four months now and things are starting to get back to normal. After moving all of my major power...

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The Powers of Ten: A Reflection

What Does a Chair Know?

I stumbled upon this editorial piece on the Furniture Society website that I thought worth sharing. The writer ponders the question,"What do artists know?" but the more interesting notion explored is that of the artist passing on knowledge through the object or piece...

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The Powers of Ten: A Reflection

Gift Guide for Mere Mortals!

Our friend Steve Ramsey over at Woodworking for Mere Mortals put together this helpful video intended for the spouse of the family woodworker struggling for gift ideas. Steve's suggestion? Leave this window open on your computer for the spouse to "stumble upon." Then...

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