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Nothing ever stays the same, things constantly change and evolve and so it is with Colin and the woodworkweb website and YouTube Channel. After 15 years of videos and 95 million views, Colin has decided he wants to change some of the woodworking topics he has been making the past few years and catch up on some of the woodworking builds he has been wanting to make for a long time ...
Colin also wants to do more traveling, which means he could easily be in your neighborhood sometime in the future, attending one of your woodworking guild meetings or a local wood show or other events. Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel to keep updated on his latest builds and locations. The good news is the channel and website will continue on, just at a bit slower pace than in the past. Colin is deeply grateful for all the support, views and all the comments, and communications from his followers and subscribers who have all come together to help inspire him to be a creative and dedicated woodworker helping to reciprocate his knowledge and ideas to the woodworking community.
Thanks, everyone for your support !!
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Who doesn't love new tools?? I often think that is at least half the fun of woodworking, all the neat tools we get to use, purchase, and figure out. I guess it's the "mechanics" of woodworking, and for me, even re-purchasing newer versions of a tool I may already have can also be exciting because often, there are new tool features.
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And such was the case with the "MINI" clamping squares I picked up at Lee Valley recently. I already have a larger set for furniture and cabinet making, and I love how much easier and more accurate they are to work with .. but how about something for BOX Making ...
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Plastic dipping tool handles to give them a better grip has been around for many, many years and to be honest, I have seen some pretty poor results from these so I thought it was time to try this out myself to see if the product is the problem or is it user problems??
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I read the instructions a few times and even did some research online to make sure I understood how this liquid product worked and hopefully I would get the best results from it ...
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An important point to remember when selecting ANY woodwork finish is that no finish will last forever. All finishes will need to be refreshed or redone at some time in the future. Some finishes need to be re-done as early as 3 months, others can take 30 to 40 years or more before they need refreshing or redoing. The purpose of this article is to give new woodworkers some sort of a head start in trying to assess what direction they might want to go when it comes to finishing their woodworking projects and there is much more to learn.
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So what decides whether a finish needs to be redone or refreshed? Whoever owns the piece at the time, if they are not happy with the finish, needs to be refinished for any number of reasons. Sometimes the woodworker used "green wood", full of water and as it dries it can lift off some finishes, maybe the finish has been worn off in patches just from normal wear and tear like chairs and dining tables, maybe the finish is just old, crackled or dull and has lost its luster, then it may be time to refresh it, so lots of different reasons and circumstances.
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Not every suggestion I receive ends up in a video, often because I just don't have the capacity, but sometimes because what was sent, for some reason it may look like I would need to make a prototype of it before I video that tip, jig, or project. Such was the case with the wood router clamp.
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I can't take credit for this idea, it was sent to me compliments of the nice folks at the Sunflower Woodworking Guild in the Wichita, Kansas region, who have so kindly kept me on their member's list and send me newsletters and other club notices. What I received were some pictures and some plans from which to get started ...
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I am amazed at how many different woodworking tips, tricks, and ideas can morph themselves into different areas and grow to be used in other uses with other tools and techniques. So many of these ideas are transferrable to different uses.
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I don't frequent the dollar stores very often but when I do, I always take some time to see what's new or what has changed and there are invariably new things to see and to ponder to see what kinds of uses they could be in the woodwork shop ...
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