Coming Soon: Super Woobies
26 January 2022 | 1:57 pm

We decided to ask our Super Woobies to do two jobs: prevent rust and remind us of the value of our work. So we have contracted with a local embroidery firm to stitch “Don’t Despair: Nothing Without Labour” onto one corner, plus the image of a friendly bee – the long-time symbol of woodworkers and other trades.

Clamp Storage
25 January 2022 | 12:00 pm

The following is excerpted from “The Workshop Book,” by Scott Landis. First published in 1991, it remains the most complete book about every woodworker’s favorite place: the workshop. This edition was published in 2021 with a new foreword by Roy Underhill. “The Workshop Book” is a richly illustrated guided tour of some of the world’s...

Dumb Stuff to Ignore
25 January 2022 | 12:39 am

When it comes to making chairs or any other complex piece of furniture, it’s easy to become paralyzed by the advice of others, even when the advice is well-meaning. It is possible to be well-meaning and all-clueless. When you hear the following rules or dictums or whatever, just blow a silent and internal raspberry back...

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