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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
Matching an Antique Finish

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

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

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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Measuring Tablesaw Dust Collection Efficiency

If you’ve ever wanted to improve dust collection at the tablesaw, knowing how to measure its current efficiency is a great place to start....

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Half-Laps at the Bandsaw (Make a Seat Frame)

Half-Lap joints are strong with lots of surface area for glue.  They have many applications in woodworking, but one place I use them frequently is...

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Turntable for Spray Finishing

I like to spray my finishes for all sorts of woodworking projects. Whether the topcoat is shellac, lacquer or polyurethane, spray finishing gives...

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Fairing Strip with Ruby Twine

A bandsaw is the perfect tool for cutting curves for all sorts of woodworking projects. I like to build arts and crafts style furniture, and many...

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Bandsaw Circle Cutting Jig

Most woodworkers find the need to cut circles at some point, and there are multiple ways to accomplish the task. Router jigs are useful, but...

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Maintaining Cast Iron Surfaces

Shop chores aren’t usually at the top of my list, but when I do get around to them, I’ll treat my cast iron tops to reduce friction and help...

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