At last weekend’s Woodworking in America conference, I talked with several readers about projects I’ve made for the magazine. As expected, I was asked about my workbench and furniture projects, but I was surprised about how many people sought me out to discuss the Gottshall Block. It turns out this project inspired many woodworkers, raised … Read more
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If there were an award for the most words per board foot in writing about woodworking, I believe that this series of posts about the Gottshall block would win. And if there were an award for the most harassment per board foot, my coworkers would win. At our weekly meeting this morning I announced that … Read more
The CD compilation of all seven issues Popular Woodworking Magazine 2011 is now in stock at ShopWoodworking.com. Order by Tuesday, Dec. 13 and choose UPS ground, and it will get to you in time for Christmas. Or, if you choose two-day shipping, you have until Monday, Dec. 19 to get it before the 25th. All … Read more
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Here’s my theory: if you get good using one tool, learning the next tool you pick up will be easier. Good woodworkers connect a piece of wood on the bench and their brain through their hands and the tools in their hands. Learn how to make that connection and you will easily pick up new … Read more
Working on this little block has been an interesting experience, and I hope you’ll give it a try. Explaining it on the blog has made me think about a lot of basic things that have become habit over the years. The Gottshall block is a hand tool education, and one of the lessons is that … Read more
One of the greatest moments in marketing history was the mass adoption of power tools following World War II. Before then, the standard thinking was that just about anyone could pick up a saw and cut a piece of wood. Within 20 years that notion became an eccentricity. If you want to sell anything to … Read more