Out of the Woodwork

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...