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USNS Comfort and Mercy, A Scale Model, Part 5

After I finished painting the waterline, the faux keel, and the funnels I turned to the Red Crosses and the bridge’s windows.  My initial idea for the windows was to craft a stamp of a window raw. I took a strip of wood and partially saw it to make a short comb-like stamp. I then…

Sharpening Pond

With this inviting and accessible setup, there’s no excuse for dull blades. The ability to keep tools sharp is a most important woodworking skill – that’s why I have a dedicated sharpening station in each of my classrooms, readily available for my students. Many woodworkers think of sharpening as drudgery, right up there with sanding….

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Featured Videos: Experts Guide to Gluing & Clamping Wood

Gluing and clamping is one the the most widely-used skills for woodworkers. Done correctly, you can make strong, lasting bonds in your projects. Done incorrectly, you’ll add additional time and frustration down the road. We’ll address best methods and practices and also look at possible variations. We’ll look at edge joints, mitered joints, casework and clamping and gluing curves. Our special thanks to Bessey and Titebond for sponsoring this series.

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