Out of the Woodwork

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Out of the Woodwork: Turning Pro

No sick days, no paid vacations and no IT department – but it’s worth it. By Michael Dunbar Page: 96 From the October 2007 issue #164 Buy this issue now Ah, going pro – telling your boss to take your day job and stick it in his ear while you go off to earn...

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Out of the Woodwork: Benjam Seaton’s Saws

One man’s career choice in the 18th century drives a 21st-century woodworker into a saw obsession. By Christopher Schwarz Page: 88 From the August 2007 issue #163 Buy this issue now Englishman Benjamin Seaton is famous in woodworking circles today because he never took hammer in hand to follow his father into the cabinetmaking...

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Out of the Woodwork: The Quest for the Holy Tail

Klausz, Kirby … or WoodRat? By Dick Mallard Page: 96 From the June 2007 issue #162 Buy this issue now The sacred dovetail, the Holy Grail of woodworking, done by hand, marks ascension from Shop Sweeper to Master Craftsman. Pins first or tails first: that is the question. Are you a Frank Klausz man...

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Out of the Woodwork: Old-school Persimmon Driver

Louisville Golf keeps links tradition alive – and with a satisfying thwack. By Don Weber Page: 96 From the April 2007 issue #161 Buy this issue now I’ve been a woodworker for more than 40 years and a golfer for the past 14. When I was growing up in Wales, there was a golf...

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Out of the Woodwork: A Dovetail a Day

The 30-day workout program that promises you tight tails and no split ends. By Christopher Schwarz Page: 104 From the February 2007 issue #160 Buy this issue now I was on our local swim team as a child, and I was an embarrassment to my pool, my parents and mammals in general. Perhaps the...

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Out of the Woodwork: Sharpeners’ Anonymous

A 12-step program for regrowing forearm hair. By Jeff Skiver Page: 88 From the December 2008 Issue #173 Buy this issue now I head through the main doors, down the stairs to the basement, arriving at the third door on the right. Like everyone else, I grab a cup of coffee before finding a...

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Out of the Woodwork: Pink Lemonade

An old piece of MDF brings back happy memories. By Richard Mallard Page: 96 From the November 2008 issue #172 Buy this issue now That quote knocked around in my head for days. You know the feeling. A little voice is screaming the answer to a question from the basement of your brain and...

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Out of the Woodwork: Et tu, Brute?

But a small cut may lead to thoughts of treason. By Jeff Skiver Page: 88 From the October 2008 issue #171 Buy this issue now I already have more lumber than I can use. However, I cannot seem to resist acquiring new trophy pieces. My dilemma comes from the fact I do not feel...

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Out of the Woodwork: Memories and Milestones

Connecting an Arts & Crafts icon with the men who made it 100 years ago. By David Mathias Page: 80 From the August 2008 issue #170 Buy this issue now On a Sunday afternoon not too long ago, I found myself sitting in a home in Southern California looking at the family heirlooms of...