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Shop Talk: Choosing Sheet Goods

Shop Talk: Choosing Sheet Goods

Over the years, I’ve used a lot of plywood for jigs, fixtures, and other shop projects. You already know there … Read More

Cutting a Mystery Elm on my Norwood HD36

Cutting a Mystery Elm on my Norwood HD36

Cutting a log on the Norwood HD36 Read More

Assembling a Norwood HD36 Sawmill

Assembling a Norwood HD36 Sawmill

Assembling a Norwood HD36 Sawmill Read More

An Arborist can be your Best Asset!

An Arborist can be your Best Asset!

Making friends with an Arborist can be a great way to get cheap (or free) material! Read More

The Ugly Duckling Log

The Ugly Duckling Log

From a free, punky log to amazing slabs! Read More

Choosing Pine: Pine Grades

Choosing Pine: Pine Grades

Once you know the players, you’re sure to make the best choice for your project. Read More

Top Tips For Choosing Lumber

Top Tips For Choosing Lumber

Great projects require more than sound techniques. You also need the best boards. Read More

Remarkable Maple

Remarkable Maple

Versatile and plentiful, maple is a great wood for building projects. But the striking appearance of figured maple really catches … Read More

Demystifying Mahogany

Demystifying Mahogany

When choosing wood for a classic project, mahogany can’t be beat. Here’s what you need to know before heading to … Read More

Mail-Order Lumber

Mail-Order Lumber

Get high-quality lumber for your projects with a click of the mouse. Read More