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End Grain: The Addict

It’s not a problem – and I don’t want a cure. By Kevin Thomas Page: 64 From the October 2011 issue #192 Buy the issue now “Hi. My name is Kevin and I’m a woodworking addict.” That’s how I feel I should start each meeting of our local woodworkers’ guild. My only problem is, it’s a...

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End Grain: Workshop Radicals

Farewell TV, DVDs and http. By Roy Anderson Page 64 From the June 2011 issue #190 Buy this issue now One of my more serious-minded friends asked me why I was a woodworker. I replied that I’m just here to have a good time playing in my woodshop. No, he insisted. That’s not good enough. You’ve got to...

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End Grain: CSI: Tools

It’s hard to hide the loot when your wife has detective skills. By Joe McMahon Page: 64 From the April 2011 issue #189 Buy this issue now I am a toolaholic. There, I’ve said it. I’ve admitted my weakness. I am in need of a 12-step program. A 12-step program or a good surgeon. For you see, my...

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End Grain: ‘Put Yer Ass Into It’

A boring task turns into a history lesson. By Roy Underhill Page: 64 From the April 2010 issue #182 Buy this issue now One day in Williamsburg, a message reached me at the carpenter’s yard that the cabinet shop was shorthanded and needed help. I figured it was some high-end task like dovetailing a...

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End Grain: Sandpaper Drawer

The lessons I learned from Dad’s crumpled and worn-out abrasives. By Joe Barnhart Page: 64 From the June 2010 issue #183 Buy this issue now Whether you’re a professional or hobbyist woodworker, having a keen sense of proper material utilization reduces the cost of projects while extending increasingly hard-to-find resources. Conservation means taking advantage of carefully thought-out...

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End Grain: Too Delicate A Touch

The hands are the tools that mean the most. By Brad Graham Page: 72 From the December 2010 issue # 187 Buy this issue now When I was a professional woodworker, I experienced a satisfying fascination looking at my hands at the end of the day. As a full-time cabinetmaker, I thought about them as I made...

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End Grain: Repurposed, Reimagined

Morgan library pieces get extended shelf life. By Brendan Isaac Jones Page: 64 From the November 2010 issue # 186 Buy this issue now The call came as monumental calls do – in the middle of hanging upper cabinets. “My name is D—, and I need you to build me two walk-in closets using J.P. Morgan’s Library.” I sent...

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End Grain: Chainsaw Massacre

Premeditated cedar slaughter satisfies. By Joe Asnault Page: 64 From the October 2010 issue # 185 Buy this issue now I made the decision to murder with a tinge of remorse because I have heard more than a billion times during the last few years that we need trees to help stem global warming. But the beauty...

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End Grain: New Names for Old Tools

Just keep saying 'micron.' By Rob Porcaro Page: 64 From the August 2010 issue #184 Buy this issue now Woodworkers who use hand tools to lay the quality touch on their work know what can be accomplished with these wonderful inventions. Along with skill, supplied of course by you, a good hand tool is an exquisite blend...