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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
Make a Spring Seat Cushion
By Willie Sandry on November 1, 2021

I needed to reupholster a large Stickley rocking chair, and discovered the old seat frame was damaged. So, before I could tackle the upholstery, I...

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Make A River Epoxy Board
By Willie Sandry on October 18, 2021

Here’s a great way to try something new, that you’ve never attempted before. You can get creative with color, and overall layout for just the look...

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Laguna 1412 Bandsaw Plasti-Dip Rubberized Knobs
By Willie Sandry on October 4, 2021

The ceramic guide system is the primary reason I selected the 1412 bandsaw. With 5 ceramic points of contact above the table, and 5 points of contact...

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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 work...

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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 fence...

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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 almost...

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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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