The Woodshop Shed

adventures in woodworking and home maintenance, from my shop in an oversized backyard shed

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Workbenches: With Experience Comes Simplicity

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For the many-hundredth time last week, I explained the virtues of simple workbenches to a skeptical audience of 10 workbench builders. They weren't having it. Their benches were sketched out with complex tail vises, multiple rows of dogs, twin-screw vises, quick-release vises and other assorted bench appliances. As always, I shrugged my shoulders and smiled when I finished my speech. Woodworkers at the beginning of their career will always - […]The post Workbenches: With Experience Comes Simplicity appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Ashes to Ashes

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wooden urnsWhen you know how to build furniture, you sometimes find yourself commissioned to make a piece that's a little out of the ordinary. That's where I am now. Among my current jobs is a pair of urns to hold the ashes of my client's partner. This kind of job is extra-meaningful for me. I ask myself why. Why should building a pair of elegant wooden boxes to hold the remains […]The post Ashes to Ashes appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Workshop Makeover 2018 Winner! Congrats Roy B.!

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We are happy to announce the winner of our Workshop Makeover sponsored by Jet, Woodpeckers and Bessey! Roy B. fromLouisiana was working on an oil rig when he got the news. Here's what he had to say when he got home! I am a new Popular Woodworking Magazine subscriber, but I have been getting and enjoying their emails with new products and woodworking tips for a little over a year. […]The post Workshop Makeover 2018 Winner! Congrats Roy B.! appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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New Step by Step Plans for I Can Do That!

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The I Can Do That! series has always been aimed at the beginning woodworker. The episodes are long, compared to the rest of the YouTube world, we explain everything in real time and even provide the necessary SketchUp files for free. Starting today, we're offering a premium version of those plans. In this $9.99 download, you'll receivestep by step instructions that take all the guesswork out of this build. I […]The post New Step by Step Plans for I Can Do That! appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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