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Log Lifting Success!

O.k., so I’m sitting here in the shop, no kidding, and I have two chainsaws torn apart, I’m dirty, and I’m thinking, “sawdust (and my personal favorite, wood shavings) is clean dirt.  Everything else is just dirt”.  And I’m dirty.  … Continue reading

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SQUIRREL! (and other shiny distractions)

O.k., I had to lead with this pic because I’m super happy with this project.  It is, however, the squirrel that led me to look away from what I was doing at the time. Let me explain; I had a … Continue reading

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Shop Stools

Okay- dude; I can’t make this stuff up. Another great day in the shop, sitting on my second prototype; and this is the one I think I’ll keep. A brief history of my way of building:  I’ve never reproduced anything … Continue reading

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Shop Tour II

These are the kinds of days I live for. It’s a beautiful, white, and chilly day, and here I am, nestled in my own little wooded corner of the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, where a man’s handshake is as good … Continue reading

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Woodworking?

WHY I LOVE WOODWORKING By: Sam Rametta Why I love woodworking:  It’s clean. The End. This is one of the “Sundry Other Avocations” you’ve heard tell about. This has been an ongoing project for awhile.  Actually, it was an ongoing project, … Continue reading

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Fool’s Gold. . .

…and color me foolish. Okay, these pics are a little out of order.  I actually built the box, then dug out the soft maple from the lean-to a couple days later. I saw something like this box in a magazine, … Continue reading

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Shop Talk

Well, if there’s one thing I love, it’s talking shop.  I actually keep a blog almost specifically to allow me to talk shop.  I know no one else in close proximity to me that does this kind of woodworking, and sometimes … Continue reading

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Tool Tote

 Believe it or not, I started this project about three years ago.  I know; me, procrastinate? As I remember it, I was puttering around with something in the shop when the idea of compound angle dovetails popped into my head. … Continue reading

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Shavehorse

Well, I couldn’t sit still too long. I knew I had some 8/4 poplar sitting at a friend’s house, drying in the field.  I couldn’t remember how much I had cut; I don’t usually earmark too much of a log … Continue reading

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