Sooner or later, most woodworking sites and blogs have some sort of post on scrapers. Rather than duplicate what others have demonstrated in the care, feeding, use, and maintenance of scrapers. I'd like to point out that they produce much less dust than sanders - that's a hell of a significant point when you have a confined shop and allergies.
sun sink into the bay. A conversation about the green flash had evolved into a discussion of the Golden Age of Piracy.
Articles regularly appear in the woodworking periodicals about the essential power tool in your shop. The authors make convincing arguments for their choices, too. I prefer to think in terms of what suite of crucial tools makes your work possible? Your answer will vary with the materials you work with, how you change them, and the product you produce.
The old saying goes that free advice is worth what you pay for it. Well, I'd advise that more attention be paid to free advice because sometimes it can be the best money can't buy.
Traveling with my friend Bill meant periodically winding up in places that I could not find again.
It was a Friday evening in the summer. Four or five of us were sitting on the porch, drinking beer, smoking, watching the nighthawks diving for insects, and telling tales.
A funny thing happens as you develop a collection of books on your interests: your browsing habits change, and you begin looking to fill holes in your collection.
Clancy was a bloodsport type of cat. If no other cat or dog were available to pick on, he'd pick on me.
I've probably never met a finnan haddie I hadn't liked
I'm posting this as part of Fandango's Flashback Friday. Originally published on April 2 of last year: