Monthly Archives: March 2011

California Dreaming

Has anyone seen Spring yet? I personally think someone has moved Baltimore near the Seattle area. As I was working in my shop, with the propane heater going, I sincerely wished I were in California enjoying the warm dry air, … Continue reading

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Robert Burns on Woodworking

There are dangers to designing by the seat of your pants, and I think Robert Burns said it best: The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men, Gang aft agley, An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain, For promis’d … Continue reading

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March of the Three Toed Sloth

The scrap wood project marches on to the tune of “The March of the Three Toed Sloth”, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The problem part of the project is that I am not logging the hours in the shop … Continue reading

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What is this joint called?

Work continues on the scrap wood project, and yesterday I finally decided upon the method I am going to use to join the shelves to the legs. So I did a practice run of my idea on a couple of … Continue reading

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Old fashioned flying

You want to know what I think separates me from the real woodworking masters? I prefer to fly by the seat of my pants, and I guess that is why the little details of a true master’s work really separate … Continue reading

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That little ‘ole scrap pile

All of us have “our little scrap pile”, and sometimes that pile can get a bit large. A couple of weeks ago I made a new lumber rack for my shop, and I put all my cherry scraps up on … Continue reading

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Fun with chemistry

After a weekend off for the Purim holiday, I am ready to start blogging again. In an earlier post, I said that I wanted to focus my turning on more artistic pieces, and to be more specific, “artsy fartsy” was … Continue reading

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