On the Edge

Today’s picture is a look at some edge gluing. This is done when the width (across the grain) needs to be increased. For instance, this part is to a credenza that is 17” deep. Even if I could find a piece of wood 17” wide, I wouldn’t use it. It would be very vulnerable to cupping and warping. I would

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Simmer Down

Above you see the mantra (not to say the anthem) of the old white guy. This is his answer to anything when things are moving fast and getting bunched up. Just simmer down. Like all these old saws, it has its place. A look at the pictures I’ve sent out will give you what I walked into when I returned

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Guess What?

One very humid day this past week with the temperature into the nineties, I was hand-sanding some chair parts (what else?) when I thought I heard some squeaking. I looked around and located the sound from under the end of a pile of wood in a rack. There was a black cat that had been roaming our property with five

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