Out of the Woodwork

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Out of the Woodwork: Pride for Sale

I wanted my profit margin high but my ego was knocked low. By Angelo Paino Page: 104 From the April 2004 issue #140 Buy this issue now Like most woodworkers I dreamed of transforming my talent into a profitable career where I could pursue my passion and make a decent living at the same...

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Out of the Woodwork: Ironwood Logs and Mad Bulls

A quest for lumber leads to some fancy firewood, a sore butt and a full gut. By Peter Sieling Page: 104 From the February 2004 issue #139 Buy this issue now The best parts about running a small lumber business are that I get plenty of healthy exercise and bring in a decent income...

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Out of the Woodwork: A Whiff of the Past

The scents of our work can evoke a sense of reverie. By Ben Knebel Page: 104 From the December 2005 issue #152 Buy this issue now If anything can plunge you into a nostalgic reverie, it’s a scent. I don’t know whether it’s because I’m getting older or because my father is getting older,...

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Out of the Woodwork: Human Moisture Meter

You, too, can determine moisture content simply by feeling a board. By Peter Sieling Page: 104 From the November 2005 issue #151 Buy this issue now Murphy had never bought lumber from us before. He watched his boards carefully as they were loaded onto his truck. “They look good,” he said. He picked up...

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Out of the Woodwork: Quit Crying and Get to Work

So you can’t afford (insert dream tool here). Boo hoo. Hit the flea markets then start making sawdust. By Scott Grandstaff Page: 112 From the October 2005 issue #150 Buy this issue now Yeah, you heard me. Oh sure, I know exactly how it is. The new catalogs come piling into your mailbox and...

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Out of the Woodwork: Woodshop Pest Control

One man’s trick to keeping his lumberyard’s small mammal population in check. By Peter Sieling Page: 96 From the August 2005 issue #149 Buy this issue now When customers visit my lumberyard with unruly children, I have a delicate job maintaining safety without offending the parent. Dr. David Randall, a psychologist, needed some curly...

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Out of the Woodwork: Farewell Fractions – Hello Bob

A new unit of measure attempts to trump the troublesome imperial and metric systems. By Robert Dunstan Page: 96 From the June 2005 issue #148 Buy this issue now For as long as I can remember, the woodworking community has been divided between metric people and imperial (feet and inches) people. Each is willing...