Wishing you all a very safe and peaceful New Year. From Narinder in the Trimandcraft Woodshop in Canada?? Cheers?

Thank you very much

Thank you for the member of the week selection. I do enjoy the site and all the creations that everyone shares. Wishing you all good health and peace as the holiday season is just around the corner.

Trash can placement

A simple but often over looked problem . You like to keep your trash can close so you can just drop whatever in it . But not too close . I had A Starrett 12 in ruler some how slide of the work bench . Fell right in the trash . So I relocated the can .Just saying

WoodworkingWeb Quarterly Awards

No place on the Results page of the Quarterly Awards to make a comment, so I want to say here, Thank You to the members for voting my Salt and Pepper Shakers second place winners, and Thank you to the Admin for sponsoring the contest! I look forward to getting a new T-shirt and the 2nd place prize money will definitely go to a new tool!

The Story of the Defective Switch and My Attempt to Return It to Peachtree

I was at the Woodworking Show in West Springfield this past weekend. I was looking for a large paddle switch to turn off my table saw. Peachtree has always been my “go to” company for things like this. So I purchased a Fulton Power Tool Switch from them for $25. I got it home and began the very simple set up but when I tried to use the large paddle to turn off the machine, it worked only intermittently… maybe once every 10 pushes! This is not only defective but could be outright dangerous....

Oh no! Cracked cutting board

I just arrived at my parent’s place and gave them the cutting board and we washed it, then no more than 20 minutes later it cracked on both the left and right sides in about the middle of the board, and the board itself is now warped. What went wrong? I used titebond 3 and both glue ups were clamped for 24 hours. The only thing I can figure is that the ekki is simply too hard and rigid and moves at a much different (slower) rate than the maple? Should I expect severe movement from...

Rotate pictures on the Blog

I am sorry if this is not the correct place to post this issue, but I have been trying to get my pictures to rotate before posting them here. In my last post https://woodworkingweb.com/creations/2414-father-son-project-sword , I couldn’t find the way to do it. Does anyone know how to rotate pictures? Thanks on advanced

Longing for the country.Show us you beautiful country scenery

I moved from a beautiful place in the country 16 years ago from a remodeled 100 year old farm house on 13 acres I had to sell for economic reasons .I moved to a small town in a 750sq ft house on a small lot supposedly temporarily back then and have been here every since. I’ve been hunting and longing for the country life ever since, but my budget is very tight to buy acreage that’s available in Oregon and Washington state. if you know of property for sale or even have some PM me I would...

New Feature Alert: Activity Logs

Ever wanted to see your WoodworkingWeb activity history on one place? Well, now you can. You can find your latest activity on your profile page (Me → My Profile) and clicking on ‘view all’ will show your complete activity history. We’re tracking new posts (creations, blogs, topics), discussions, faves and followings. And yes, you can check the activity of other members as well. Enjoy!

History: Woodworking in the 1600's

You know how the internet goes, you start out one place and you end up at ….. woodworking in the 1600’s! Of course! This is a clip from the ebook “The Project Gutenberg EBook of Woodworking Tools 1600-1900, by Peter C. Welsh” “The boxmaker and turner as pictured by Comenius required planes (3 and 5), workbench (4), auger (6), knife (7), and lathe (14). (From Johann Amos Comenius, Orbis Sensualium Pictus. Courtesy of the Folger Shakespeare Library.)” And what do we require, in 2014?

A Plans Forum

Maybe I’ve missed it somewhere, but it seems like this would be a great place to not only share our creations, but also the plans from which those creations were made? We could have two forums; one where we could post plans that are in process and where people could ask for help and suggestions in creating the plans (using sketchup as a common tool) and two one with completed projects and the plans they were completed from as long as the plans are not copy-righted and are royalty /...

Thank you

Good morning, just like to say thank you for making my work editors choice, don’t know if this is the right place to post, tried a couple of times yesterday but still finding my way around, very impressed by the standard of work, the forums and blogs, your site has a real ‘timber lovers’ feel to it, also thanks for accepting me into your community. Best regards, William.

Show the restoration before and after.

This worked well elsewhere, so why not try here. I thought it would be cool to have a place for a collection of before and after shots. Rules are simple, you must have done the work, and there must be a before and after shot. Any tool restoration welcome. Hopefully you will post often. I’ll start with my latest. More pictures and some Info

Homage to chisels

I made a chisel from a hand file over twenty years ago. The one with the blue handle. It has a permanent place in my tool pouch. It functions as a wood chisel. As a fine and medium file. It also works very well as a wood scraper but it’s only an inch and quarter wide. It can even take the place of small planes. It is strong enough to be used as a prybar. To make it I used a bench top grinder with both water and cutting oil in tubs to help mould the metal. I first would emerse the tool in...

I won two awards!

The winners of the 2015 Veneertech Craftsman’s Challenge were announced today at the AWFS Fair in Las Vegas and while I didn’t place “in the money”, I did manage to win special judge’s awards for my jewellery box in the marquetry category and my old Jack in the box in the specialty items category. I’m pretty pleased, there were a lot of very good entries. You can see all the winners here: http://www.veneertech.com/challenge/entries/


I see that a new heading is now up there. It is called STORE, right next to FORUMS. What is the scoop. I am sure that the website gets a percentage of the sales, which is fine by me. I use Amazon smile for my purchases, of which 1% goes to water development. (My choice) So I was wondering if there is any incentive for me to change. (Non monetary). Thanks in advance. Madts.


My name is Eric Reason I am a professional woodworker, I do custom cabinetry and custom furniture. My friend Charles Neil told me about you guys looks like a cool place. Looking forward to getting to know some of you.

Happy Holidays from WoodworkingWeb

We want to wish you a healthy, safe, and happy holiday season filled with joy and surrounded by loved ones. We’re so happy that you selected WoodworkingWeb as your online place to share and discuss your woodworking journey. Have the sharp tools, amazing wood grain and lots of creativity in 2015. … your WoodworkingWeb team: Martin, Michal and Debbie. P.S. Feel free to add your Happy New Year wishes below:


Hi everyone, Im really liking what I’ve seen and read ya’ll got mad skills. I recently bought my first home with an attached garage and started wood working, I’ve always loved it but never had a proper place to do anything. Looking forward to your opinion’s and sharing tricks with ya’ll, I’ll post my creations as soon as we’re all unpacked. Thanks

Tape measures.

Does anybody on this site know of a good 25’ tape measure? I have: 1 Lufkin 25. Blade kinks and does not role in and out properly. 2 No name. Better but still works. 3 Stanley Tylon. Junk. Blade is kinked all over the place. 4 Stanley leverlock. Total junk. I pull it out and the measure does a complete 360 along the length of the blade. 5 Stanley Fatmax. The best imperial measure I have but heavy as hell. 6 Hultafors 8 m. bought in Denmark. The best measure I have ever...

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