Tuesday, December 27, 2022

YouTube: Shawn Graham

Shawn Graham on his youtube channel gave a nice shout out to my books and youtube videos at the tail end of this video. His presentation on the use of chisels and the use of alcohol to ease chiseling endgrain is  one that woodworkers will find useful. You've about 362 making days before the next Christmas... plenty of time to get started and to get good at what you make.

Make, fix and create... assist others in learning lifewise.

Monday, December 26, 2022

building life

"Let the youth once learn to take a straight shaving off a plank, or draw a fine curve without faltering, or lay a brick level in its mortar, and he has learned a multitude of other matters which no lips of man could ever teach him." --John Ruskin, "Time and Tide", 1883

This link is to an article from the New York Times editorial board.


It is important to make certain the table saw fence is in alignment with the miter gauge slots. If the fence is out of alignment it can cause burning on some woods like cherry, or cause a rougher cut. In my new book, Designing Boxes, careful alignment of the fence will be the first step in making a table saw sled for box making.

Make, fix and create... assist others in learning lifewise.