Rasp? Just Sand It!

Dale Barnard has been building furniture professionally for decades. And during a recent video shoot, it was very comforting to see that I wasn’t the only one breaking the rules on sanding. [...]

Tag Team Secret for Graceful Curves

Even though I build a lot of straight line  Arts & Crafts style furniture, one of my favorite tasks in woodworking is shaping an irregularly curved surface. It adds life and interest and I [...]

Pulled In To Nazareth

Over the weekend, a link to this video appeared in my inbox, and I thought it worth sharing. It’s an inside look at the C.F. Martin Guitar factory from 1939. It fills me with shop envy more [...]

3 Rasps Give You Superpowers

At Woodworking in America I made an offhand comment during a lecture that has come back to haunt me 100 times since September. I was passing around the English Layout Square I built for the [...]

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