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Kid In A Dusty Candy Shop: The Next Best Thing to WIA 2012

Posted on March 16th, by Andy Brownell in Around the shop, marketing & promotion, Publications, Tools. No Comments

What’s going to be the next best thing to attending WIA this year? It’s the Lie-Nielsen Tool Event on April 20-21st at Jeff Miller’s shop in Chicago! This event is going to have a great group of professionals and manufacturers all loaded into Jeff’s shop (recently featured in PWW in an article by Chris Schwarz).

Why am I making the 330 mile road trip from Cincinnati?

Because it encapsulates all things woodworking  I’ve been spending my time on over the last year:

Reading “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest” by Chris Schwarz.
Building a traveling version of the tool chest in walnut.
Continue to fill my … Read More »

Glue-Creep Analysis Part 2: Taking Creep to the Next Level

Posted on March 6th, by Andy Brownell in Gorilla Glue, Publications. No Comments

It has been a little over 3 months since I published the first part of my Glue-Creep study for Gorilla Glue. In the first phase of this experiment, I looked at testing a variety of factors that may contribute to an exposed glue-line (such as a table-top) to creep above the surface of the wood. After testing a mix of environmental, mechanical and chemical factors in the first round of tesing, the results were inconclusive in replicating what a number of woodworkers experience (regardless of glue manufacturer):

“Moving forward, the current samples should be monitored on a monthly basis … Read More »

PWW #196 “I can do that” Shelf Project with Daughter

Posted on March 4th, by Andy Brownell in Kids Woodworking Projects, Projects, Publications, Uncategorized. No Comments

I’ve built a few projects with my kids in the past – mostly toys and tiny houses. Their level of involvement has always been a challenge due to their somewhat short attention spans. A good “beginner’s” woodworking project for kids allows you the instructor to offer a number of different tasks and skills to the assembly, while still being easy enough to see tangible results along the way. This is where I’ve struggled in the past, finding the right combination of those attributes.

Little did I know, the answer was right under my nose: Popular Woodworking’s “I can do that” articles. … Read More »