Category Archives: Woodworking

Pedal-Powered Grinder

I didn’t even know these existed. When I was assessing my shop for ‘tools with tails’ (electric motors…) that needed eliminating, I saw my grinder sitting quietly in the corner. Without a grinder, sharp is not possible. Without sharp, well, … Continue reading

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Hocking Valley Corn Sheller

If you’re going to farm, there are a lot of people out there with lists that will tell you what you need: good land, well-bred livestock, a marketing plan, etc. I’ve decided to add one more thing to the list: … Continue reading

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Three Handcrafted Chests

I have this friend. Well, I know him better than he knows me. And I’m not sure if I still call him my friend. Actually, I wish he would go away. Far away and quit writing, quit publishing, quit building … Continue reading

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A Real Man’s Miter-box

When I first started collecting hand tools almost fifteen years ago, I couldn’t figure out how I could afford a hand saw miter box. They were several hundred dollars and a tool that you didn’t have to have early on … Continue reading

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Post Drill Restoration and Modification: A sustainable shop tool!

My wife and I have been researching human powered machines. There’s a dizzying array of gadgets that people have created from the crazy to the downright practical. Check out this device. And this one from Rock the Bike has to be … Continue reading

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My Four Hundred Dollar Crosscut Saw… Or Questions About Sustainability.

No, I’m not a collector, but I did spend $407.44 on a crosscut saw that was given to me (for free). Let me explain, because I’ve got a really nice Husqvarna chainsaw from my woodturning days so what in the world do … Continue reading

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Hand Carved Independence

Hand Carved Spreaders are an example of sloyd and a chance to work our way out of dependence on plastics and the global economy! I’ve always enjoyed woodworking. My dad made me a small workbench and gave me a hammer and … Continue reading

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