Mike Siemsen

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To Sweep; To Sweep: Perchance to Clean

I’ve been a woodworker for a few decades now and read many a woodworking text and tome and have yet to read an article on how to sweep. Sweeping is the first job any woodworker learns but I find that there are actually few who can do it well, they stir up a cloud...

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Renaissance Woodworker WIA Interviews

Shannon Rogers, who runs The Renaissance Woodworker blog, The Hand Tool School and is one of the three hosts of WoodTalk Online (along with Matt Vanderlist and Marc Spanguolo), has been busy interviewing many of the speakers who will be presenting sessions at Woodworking in America 2011 (register now – the Early Bird deadline...

Dueling Dovetails

One of the unsung heroes of our Woodworking in America conference is Mike Siemsen. Mike is an accomplished woodworker and teacher from Minnesota, and his enthusiasm is unmatched. He runs the Hand Tool Olympics portion of the show, and in previous years we’ve seen some interesting head-to-head match ups. Despite the serious looks, it’s...