Woodwork Mastery

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Spline Jig for Narrow Stock

Miter joints are beautiful, but sometimes they can benefit from a little reinforcement to help keep them together.

Even though there are mechanical options such as biscuits, dowels, and possibly even screws or nails, a potentially eye-catching option might be to cut slots across the joint and insert a spline.

For a recent project, I needed a jig to cut splines in narrow stock, so rather than building a big sled like I’ve seen elsewhere, I grabbed some scraps and put together something I’ll be using for years to come in a matter of minutes.

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Working Alone

In some ways i am used to working on my own. Even with a crowd around me I tend to isolate. Working with machines automatically isolates you. Especially is this so if you adopt the safety protocols machine woodworking always demands. But there is another kind of isolating that most if not all miss. When…

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Friday, June 26, 2020

Charcooties Board

Show Notes coming soon.

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

Branching out

A limb torn from a tree stem by weight and wind tells a story science does not tell. The formation of cells encircling the rooted continuity of fibrous strands of growth becomes evidence enough to convince me of the amazing attributes of nature in wood. I record the evidence in my brain, of course, but…

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Sunday, June 21, 2020


I think it’s more the strange thing to work still at an actual craft at my age. By that, I mean full time as a maker when the retirement years come and go. I don’t know any others that do, or, perhaps more accurately, I have yet to meet any that do. The internet gives…

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Friday, June 19, 2020

So Many Tools

The lockdown and such has given me less time than ever but I did get through the added projects and never missed a step in keeping all of the regular work totally on track. That’s thanks to everyone I share my life with at work. Thanks, Joseph, Izzy, Natalie, Mark and Will, though he had…

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Someone To Meet

Independents in micro-businesses are few and far between and often hard to discover, despite the internet’s ever-increasing web of enterprises. The backbone of British industry is made up of small, independent people striving to retain a measure of individualism, independence and entrepreneurialism in their lives. Statistics from 2019 show that in Britain there were 5.82…

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