Knotted Pulls are the Goal

Greg Merritt loves tying knots. He recognizes that, in an ever-changing world during the Information Age, people do not have to make their own hardware; however, Greg combines his woodworking skills and knot tying when he shows how to make knotted … [Continue reading]

Yes Wood Moves, but it Doesn’t MOVE!

Wood at its best has some inherent qualities that might surprise you. Yep, wood moves. Once I left some 2x4s in the garage, and next day I found them out on the deck having a luau. Ok wood doesn't move that much, but some of its intrinsic … [Continue reading]

Kebiki Homebrewn

Looking through his toolbox, Mathieu finds one of the most efficient woodworking tools, the Kebiki which is a marking gauge. traditionally craftsman would make their own Kebiki as a point of pride.  Read along as Mathieu tells us about the … [Continue reading]

Why We Woodworkers Do What We Do

The art of woodworking is about the passion to create and hone skills in the craft. Woodworking goes beyond the term "hobby" because of the passion and effort put into each piece and ultimately turn into a full time career instead of just a passing … [Continue reading]

Making Wooden Flowers

This is one post in  the series of "How to Make Wooden Flowers". This steps described are not critical to completing the flowers, but add aesthetic appeal. The steps include soaking wood shavings to allow them to curl, placing them in a calyx … [Continue reading]

You Can Drill Straight Holes Without a Drill Press

There are ways to drill straight perpendicular holes without a drill press or when a drill press is not usable. There is something called a "Cletus-Bore drunk" jig which you can use as a guide to keep your bit straight.  The construction is … [Continue reading]

Do We Need Saw Stop Legislation?

Do we need the federal government to regulate the SawStop technology? Bill Lattanzio discusses his displeasure in the "carelessness of the [U.S.] Federal Government" to enact SawStop technology. The SawStop technology is a flesh sensing technology … [Continue reading]