What is Straight Wood Lamination? Well, it's basically just like bent wood lamination, except that I am gluing the boards and clamping them to a straight fixture. The hope is that they will end up straight and usable. I honestly don't know how this is going to turn...read more
There is a ton of information out there for sharpening card scrapers along with several different methods of sharpening. Not all of them will work for you. Here are my top five resources for learning how to sharpen a card scraper. #1 - Brian Haven's video entitled...read more
A Shoestring 'High Five' is simply a list of my five favorite resources that I have found about a particular topic. For example, if I search the internet for some help on sharpening card scrapers, I will highlight what I have found to be the top five most helpful...read more
I have started making preliminary CAD models of the Corner Entertainment Center. I started by drawing the area of the room in which the entertainment center was going to sit. Basically, I drew a corner of a room. Nothing dramatic here, just two walls and a floor. ...read more
When you first see a piece of wooden furniture or any type of woodworking project, what is the first thing that catches your eye? Are you drawn to the grain of the wood? Or is it the style of the piece that catches your eye? Or do you immediately check out the...read more
I have just begun to design a new entertainment center and I thought that I would share the entire design process with you. This project has some unique design challenges and, quite honestly, I am not quite sure yet what the overall style of the Entertainment Center...read more
A lot of people tend to be seasonal woodworkers, especially for the hobbyist. Many people head to the shop in the fall and don't come out until it is time for the summertime fun to begin. I generally tend to be a little different than the rest of the crowd. I like...read more
Many times when I begin to design a project, I start out with a pre-conceived image in my head of what I should end up with. Before I ever put pencil to paper to create an initial sketch, I have already locked myself into a particular look or style. Sometimes this...read more
When I first began woodworking, back in the late 1990's, Norm Abram's "The New Yankee Workshop" was by far the most popular woodworking show on television. Once I discovered the show, I couldn't get enough of it. Here was this regular joe, (ok, regular Norm) making...read more
I finally found a couple of hours this weekend to clean up my garage/workshop. It had been slowly becoming a disorganized mess over the last few months. I haven't had enough time to start a real project, so most of the work done in the shop had been quick little...read more
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