Out of the Woodwork

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Out of the Woodwork: The Changing Laws of Physics

Here’s hoping they’re cyclical. By Peter Sieling Page: 96 From the April 2006 issue #154 Buy this issue now When my son complained how high school physics was dull and difficult, I reminded him how important it is. “I use physics every day in the shop.” “Like how?” grunted Gary from the recliner. “Well,...

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Out of the Woodwork: Small Shop, Big Lessons

Many woodworkers dream of ‘going pro.’ Before you take the leap, read this. By Jim Tolpin Page: 104 From the  February 2006 issue #153 Buy this issue now It’s now been more than three decades since I began to work wood for a living. In the beginning, I operated alone out of a one-car...

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Out of the Woodwork: The Boys in the Guild

No doubt, you’ll fit right in. By Jeff Skiver Page: 96 From the December 2007 issue #166 Buy this issue now A woodworking club offers countless rewards to the aspiring craftsman. It provides a platform for displaying your work. It offers the chance to learn new techniques. It affords you the opportunity to find...

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Out of the Woodwork: Project no. 3 – er, no. 4

Your early projects don’t have to end up as firewood. By Chris Hedges Page: 100 From the November 2007 issue #165 Buy this issue now When people see the Philadelphia-style secretary I built, they inevitably want to know how long I have been making furniture and how many pieces I have completed. The simple...

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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...