Mark ( on August 10th, 2010

Well, as you can tell I have not been posting much to the blog recently.  That’s not to say that I have not been busy but, most of what I have been up to did not involve woodworking.  About as close as I came to woodworking over the summer was an effort to frame and […]

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Mark ( on May 11th, 2010

Once again, it’s Woodworkers Safety Week for 2010.  Because there is a lot of content about safety with other power tools and hand tools, I thought I’d cover safety with another tool in the shop that can sometimes be underestimated with respect to its potential dangers. So, in this post I’ll discuss the safety at […]

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Mark ( on May 4th, 2009

Another year has passed and once again it’s time for Woodworkers Safety Week. The idea for this week dedicated to woodworking safety came from Marc Spagnuolo of The Wood Whisperer fame.  Each year during this week, many of us who blog about woodworking take time out to share stories and methods highlighting safe practices in […]

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Mark ( on May 4th, 2008

As you may already know, this week has been declared Woodworkers Safety Week 2008. This idea was the work of Marc Spagnuolo of The Wood Whisperer fame. Along with the declaration of Woodworkers Safety Week, the thought was that those of us who write, talk, or video about woodworking might focus some of our efforts […]

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Mark ( on April 13th, 2008

Hey everybody, I just thought I’d post a quick note that I’ll be out of town and consequently out of the shop for the next week or so. I’ll be back working on the Dreadnought Guitar and also completing the Queen Anne Side Table as soon as I return. The Queen Anne Side Table has […]

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