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Willie Sandry

Willie Sandry is a Freelance Writer for all the major woodworking magazines, woodworker, crafter and upholsterer. He likes honestly built furniture that shows its true structure. He prefers strong, well-engineered joinery that will last for years to come. "From dabbling with my own small-scale lumber kiln, to milling and joinery, I enjoy every facet of the design and construction process." Find him on his YouTube Channel, The Thoughtful Woodworker
Making A Box Joint Jig For A Tablesaw
By Willie Sandry on September 20, 2021

I’ve been using a simple box joint jig for the last 10 years. Calling my old jig simple is an understatement – it was just two scraps of plywood...

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Turn a Mallet on a Midi Lathe
By Willie Sandry on September 6, 2021

Getting into wood turning doesn’t have to be complicated or difficult. Consider turning a few mallets in different sizes and weights for chisel...

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Use A Borescope To Inspect Dust Collection Pipes
By Willie Sandry on August 16, 2021

In a busy woodshop, you’re likely to find a central dust collector with long lengths of piping connecting to various tools. When the ductwork is...

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Custom Sacrificial Fence Clamps for Fusion F2 Tablesaw
By Willie Sandry on August 2, 2021

With the type of woodworking I do – building furniture, small cabinets and bookshelves- I often find myself using a dado blade with sacrificial...

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The Incredible Dado Blade
By Willie Sandry on July 19, 2021

A dado blade, sometimes called a dado head or dado stack, is a great accessory to have for your tablesaw. It can accomplish so many tasks it’s...

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Setting Ceramic Guides on the 14|12 Bandsaw
By Willie Sandry on July 5, 2021

One of the best features of the 14|12 bandsaw is the ceramic guides. Ceramic is one of the hardest materials known to man, and lasts an incredibly...

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Cut Upholstery Foam With a Bandsaw
By Willie Sandry on June 21, 2021

The bandsaw is an incredibly versatile woodworking tool. I use my Laguna 1412 all the time for notching, resawing, as well as cutting curved...

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Matching an Antique Finish
By Willie Sandry on June 7, 2021

I like to restore antique furniture, especially when it’s a classic piece of arts and crafts history. My favorites are rocking chairs and...

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Automated Dust Collection on the Fusion F2 Tablesaw
By Willie Sandry on May 24, 2021

Fully automated dust collection – just a luxury or a sensible feature for small shops? Having a good dust collector connected to all your shop...

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Laguna PX|20 Planer Sneak Peek
By Willie Sandry on May 3, 2021

I drove about three hours north into the Seattle area to get my hands on one of the new PX series planers from Laguna. The PX20 boasts a 20”...

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