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I'm a woodworker who uses only hand tools to build furniture and other projects. Come along and watch me embrace my woodworking A-D-D and build without harming any electrons.

I'm a woodworker who uses only hand tools to build furniture and other projects. Come along and watch me embrace my woodworking A-D-D and build without harming any electrons.
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United States

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I'm a woodworker who uses only hand tools to build furniture and other projects. Come along and watch me embrace my woodworking A-D-D and build without harming any electrons.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 203 Panel Clamps

10/29/2016
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This time I make some panel clamps to make glue up easier. I use the hardware from Lee Valley to make one them devise my own homemade hardware and built 2 more.

Duration:00:17:26

RWW 202 Artisanal Flyswatter

10/5/2016
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Yep you read it right. I needed a flyswatter at the lumber yard so I went the typical woodworker route and split out some Hickory then shaved it for the perfect thing and flexible handle then cross laminated Maple, Oak, and Walnut veneers then finally created a fretwork rose pattern on the face. Y'know like you do.

Duration:00:05:47

Shop Update 9/2/16

9/2/2016
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Shannon is back now that his site update and product launch at the Hand Tool School are behind him. He is working on a Sapele inlaid plaque, a newly restored Jack rabbet plane, and preparing his classes for Woodworking in America.

Duration:00:09:25

RWW 201 Barron Dovetail Guides

5/26/2016
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If you have followed any of my blogs or podcasts for long you will know of my aversion to jigs and guides of any sort. But I wanted to be fair in my assessment and make sure that I put in some time with these dovetail guides by David Barron before jumping to a conclusion. I hope you will gain some insight from this review and find it to be a fair and balanced review.

Duration:00:24:06

RWW 200 The Campaign Stool

2/29/2016
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This little stool is taken from the pages of Christopher Schwarz' book "Campaign Furniture". It is make from riven Teak with a Shellac and Beeswax finish. The hardware is from Lee Valley and the gorgeous leather seat is from TX Heritage Woodworks.

Duration:00:06:22

RWW 199 Pencil Boxes

1/4/2016
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These simple to make pencil boxes are great to use up some scrap wood and use simple half lap joinery and a sliding lid. I add a few other things to spice them up but mostly they should be simple and unadorned to match the aesthetic.

Duration:00:29:16

Chips 'n Tips 13 Refining Odd Angles

10/30/2015
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When your project throws unusual angles at you don't panic. Creating a custom angle shooting board is as simple as keeping your off cuts.

Duration:00:05:29

RWW 197 Picnic Style Dining Table Part 5

9/8/2015
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In this video I drawbored the breadboard ends into place, smooth planed the entire table, then applied a varnish finish using EnduroVar by General Finishes.

Duration:00:12:34

RWW 196 The Peach Crate

8/20/2015
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If you are going to join a cooperative farm club and get fresh produce each week, you might as well pick it up in style with a hand made crate and vintage peach crate labels.

Duration:00:13:17

RWW 195 Display Shelf Part 3

5/26/2015
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Preparing the project for the finishin then adding Enduro Var with my Earlex HVLP sprayer.

Duration:00:06:32

Chips 'n Tips 12 Smooth Planing 101

5/1/2015
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I share some tips for success with your smooth plane

Duration:00:08:19

RWW 194 Display Shelf Part 2

4/20/2015
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I finish the construction of the display shelf in this episode by making shelf panels, adding back slats and gluing it all up.

Duration:00:26:09

RWW 193 Display Shelf Part 1

4/1/2015
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In this episode I start the build of a simple display shelf made in Maple and designed for a customer.

Duration:00:22:45

Chips 'n Tips 11

3/23/2015
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Driving 1" of chisel into the wood to make a mortise is a bit too much like work. When the mortises get big or in odd locations, boring it out is the better choice. With a center line, it just got faster and easier.

Duration:00:03:51

Chips 'n Tips 10

3/9/2015
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Don't have a clamp big enough? Don't spend major cash on a new clamp but grab some rope and a stick.

Duration:00:02:35

RWW 192 Bent Lamination Clocks

3/2/2015
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These clocks have definite wow factor but are actually quite easy to make and are an excellent introduction to bent lamination techniques.

Duration:00:34:36

Chips 'n Tips 9

2/19/2015
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Using the grain of the wood to tell your story will turn your good piece into a masterpiece.

Duration:00:03:24

Chips 'n Tips #8

2/4/2015
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A straight blade to make curved profiles??? Madness! Not so much, just a quick way to make round overs with a block plane

Duration:00:02:26

RWW 191 One Step to Better Sawing

2/1/2015
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This video discussed what I have found to be the single most effective adjustment you can make to dramatically improve your sawing accuracy

Duration:00:11:11