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A Back-saving Vise Extension

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While sawing dovetails for a jewelry box, I found my back was hurting from hunching over my bench vise. In order to work more comfortably, I built this vise extension that works on the same principle as a leg vise. …Source

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Get the Most From Your Router

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  These tips and tricks will take you a long way toward success. The router is, simply put, a multi-tasking workhorse in the woodshop. But you would be surprised by how many folks don't get the most out of their …Source

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Madrone branch with mushrooms

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Madrone branch with mushroomsOur neighbor likes mushrooms so I made this for them. It measures about 4” x 12”.
I wanted to expand my repertoire of mushrooms so this was a fun way to do that.
I put a bug in there because who doesn't like a bug in their picture?



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Triangle Tables

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Triangle TablesI would like to say this is my design, but I can't. I saw this table in Fine woodworking and I was attracted to the simplicity and clean lines of it. I couldn't help myself and made two sets of them because I couldn't settle on the wood choice. One set is made with walnut and curly ash I wanted to celebrate the sapwood, so I book matched it down the center. The other is made with oak and curly ash. The oak was ebonized with vinegar that had a Brillo pad dissolved in it. The curl in the ash is hard to see and I suppose if I would have stained it, it would have popped but I was looking for the light dark contrast.



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Douglas Fir and Redwood handrail

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Douglas Fir and Redwood handrail Douglas Fir and with Redwood balusters handrail on concrete steps.
I used 3/8×8 inch Redhead anchors for the first three posts and a galvanized bracket for the bottom post.



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