I have always thought the word "Blog" to be a weird one--who came up with that?  Why?  Until at a party last night I told a friend that I had added a "Blog" to my website and he said, "A blog, that is a "log" with a "b" in it".  So now I , being a woodworker, can comfortably "b"log, knowing now that it has something to do with woodworking.

May 24, 2020

When you as a customer bring logs to me, after they are sawn you need to take them home and dry the wood before it can be used in your project.  Some woods like Eastern Red Cedar (Juniper) will dry very quickly but most local hardwoods will dry at the rate of about one...

March 12, 2017

Sanding is one of my least favorite activities and while doing it my mind is usually thinking of how to do it a better way.  One of the things I would do to help alleviate the muscle strain from pushing down on the sander is setting a five pound bag of shot I have left...

January 6, 2017

In order for a saw blade to cut wood efficiently the teeth must be "set" properly.  Straight teeth in a saw will cut a groove or "kerf" the same thickness as they are wide, which is the same thickness as the body of the blade and as the blade cuts deep into the wood a...

December 16, 2016

I mentioned building a solar Kiln early on in my woodworking career and in 2011 I did an article for Logosol on that project (see below) and later uploaded it to Scribd, (https://www.scribd.com/document/75185056/Solar-Kiln-by-Bill-Stuewe)

 I use this kiln quit a bit ....

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