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The Card Scraper Wallet

Many woodworkers agree that the secret weapon of smoothness is the card scraper.  But there are many different opinions on the best way to store a set of card scrapers.  (If you’re unfamiliar with this tool, it looks too simple … Continue reading

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Building a Dining Table, Part Three: Assembly and Inlay

Each stage of building this table has had its unique challenges.  First it was cutting usable lumber out of some pretty seriously damaged boards.  Then it was surfacing everything by hand.  Now, after the final glue-up, I was faced with … Continue reading

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I Bought Sandpaper Today

Most woodworkers buy sandpaper frequently.  However, since I got myself a serviceable smoothing plane and discovered card scrapers, buying sandpaper has become something of an event in my shop.  I think I last bought sandpaper, a 20-pack of 150-grit, about … Continue reading

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