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inside the woodshop 2015-01-09T23:45:43Z
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Good stuff at Craftsy

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 3:40pm
Dear Heartwood readers, have I ever asked you for anything? No? Well, here then is my first small request. As you know, I have been writing for Craftsy, the excellent online video craft instruction site since April. There I’ve posted more than 33,000 words and 260 original photos of genuinely useful woodworking information. Now Craftsy is […]
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New Year’s thought

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 5:36pm
For a craft or any pursuit that is meaningful to you, to do it really well, you must grant yourself freedom. And that takes courage.
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Jointer parallelism, step by step

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 5:35pm
After the posts on jointer-planer combination machines and the Hammer A3-31, some readers emailed questions about how to align the tables and knives so the jointer does what it is supposed to do – produce flat, straight surfaces on wood. Here are the steps in tuning jointer tables and knives. The methods of adjustment will, […]
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What I learned at the Bad Axe saw seminar

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 7:29pm
I recently had the wonderful experience of attending the two day seminar on saw sharpening and tune up at Bad Axe Tool Works, along with about a half-dozen other enthusiasts, presented by BATW owner and founder Mark Harrell who was assisted by his impressively skilled crew. I learned a lot, starting with the realization of […]
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Diamond nagura progress

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 11:10pm
In previous posts, I discussed nagura stones in general and presented a rationale for a diamond nagura. Here is a report on the development of a diamond nagura. Pictured above on the right is a makeshift first attempt produced by cutting down a DMT 1200 diamond stone. The polka dot surface reduces sticking to the […]
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Chosera 10,000 update

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 9:01pm
I still think this is a great finishing stone for all the reasons discussed in an earlier post but unfortunately it developed a large crack across the lower area after drying from a sharpening session. Fortunately, the loose area cleanly separated with a light tap with a chisel. I epoxied it in place with System Three […]
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Toy tools and more for Christmas

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:02pm
Many woodworkers, knowing the joy that tools can bring, will give gifts of toy tools to young children, their own or those of relatives and friends. As Christmas approaches, here are some thoughts on the matter. First, toy tools that actually do something are much more exciting than toys that resemble a tool but are […]
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