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Dovetail Fixes (If You Must)

I’m scheduled to teach myriad classes next year both at Lost Art Press and around the country ( at Port Townsend School of Woodworking, Highland Woodworking, Lie-Nielsen Toolworks – that one will be posted soon). Almost all of them involve … Continue reading

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True Confessions: I’m Grinding Averse

I always avoid grinding far longer than I should (unless I hit a nail or something else catastrophic to a cutting edge). But with a year’s worth of loaning tools out to students and hundreds of dovetails of my own … Continue reading

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Not Dead Yet!

It has been one year to the day since I got the biggest (thus far) shock of my life. And despite my terror at the time, I’m not dead yet (nor scooping ice cream for a living, as I did … Continue reading

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Get ‘Em Started Early

I can’t use my bench at Lost Art Press this weekend because we’ve a class going on. I came across the river with thoughts of getting started on the drawers for my built-in – I can mill stock and cut … Continue reading

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New: Rude Mechanicals Press T-Shirts

You can now order a Rude Mechanicals Press long-sleeved T-shirt from my online store. This cotton T-shirt is available in sizes from small to 5X ($22.50 for S-XL, $2 more for each size up from there, plus $4 shipping). They’re … Continue reading

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A Note from the Shipping Manager

In case you are considering a copy of “Mechanic’s Companion” for holiday gift giving: After a grueling computer session (sleeping on the  keyboard for several hours), the RMP shipping manager informs me that the recommended ordering deadline for Christmas delivery … Continue reading

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Contemporary Hanging Plate Rack (or Shelves) for Sale

As much as I love the look of this curly maple piece – “Kelly Mehler’s Plate Rack,” which I built in for the December 2013 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine –  I simply don’t have a suitable place to hang … Continue reading

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