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Weatherwood

We care about the weather because we are very much affected by our environment.  You may not think about it very often, but everything made of wood is also affected by weather.

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Plank

Have you tried planking fish yet?  This is a great way to be “King of the Barbeque” with very little preparation or effort.

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Precise

I was planning to write about measuring devices, but I realized that there is deeper issue to cover first.  The tool you choose is important, but first you need to understand the level of precision you really want.

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Green

Open a magazine and chances are you will find of pictures of “dream homes” surrounded by trees.  (I bet the cover of this issue features a beautiful home with lots of trees.)  Look inside those homes and you can expect to see products made from trees everywhere; wood furniture, floors, cabinets, wallpaper, pictures, wooden accessories and more. 

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Pockethole

If you are into woodworking or doing projects around the home you will inevitably need to fasten two pieces of wood together.  There are a lot of ways to join wood – choices can range from glue to nails to complex joinery.  Each offers trade-offs on strength, speed, ease of use, skills and tool requirements.

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Now that I have your attention, you may be asking, “What is flocking?” Flocking is the process of taking small fibers and creating a felt-like, velvety surface, often used in jewelry boxes, pen cases, or lined boxes.

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Safetyresolutions

This is the time of year when we make resolutions, so why not resolve to not lose any body parts this year?

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Shoptips

If you are looking for a great project, think about making a clock.  Seriously, you can create a useful and aesthetically pleasing clock with inexpensive materials, basic tools and a little creativity.

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Woodworker

How does one ‘get into’ woodworking? It’s a discipline that requires training and experience to be proficient. Plus you need access to tools before you can even get started.

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Choosingtools

If you are like me, going into a store that has tools is like being a kid in a candy store. You want them all. So where do you start when you are actually equipping your workshop? 

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