Back to Basics: Milk Paint
Woodworker's Journal
by Journal Staff
1d ago
Before the advent of petroleum-based paints, casein (milk protein)- based paints were commonplace. In recent years, these historically inspired paints have had a resurgence in popularity among DIYers, crafters and woodworkers alike. Part of that revival has to do with the nontoxic nature of this powdered paint. It is VOC-free, making it a safe and eco-friendly option for indoor or outdoor use. Other benefits include milk paint’s versatility and visual appeal. It can be applied over absorbent surfaces such as wood, concrete, plaster or brick without the need for primer. It is UV fade-resistant ..read more
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PROJECT: Gluing Supplies Caddy
Woodworker's Journal
by Chris Marshall
2d ago
It’s tough to do much woodworking without reaching for a glue bottle and some means of spreading it around or dispensing it into joint parts. Over time, you’ll likely end up with a bottle of nearly every “flavor” of glue out there. I keep five types of PVA glue, hide glue, four viscosities of CA glue and a couple of small bottles of five-minute epoxy. Along with the adhesives, I have all sorts of Rockler silicone glue brushes, including those made for dowel, biscuit and other specific joints. And just recently, I’ve added some new silicone glue bottle caps for joinery to my collection too — th ..read more
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VIDEO: Making Loose Tenon Joinery
Woodworker's Journal
by Rob Johnstone
3d ago
Rob Johnstone demonstrates how the Rockler Beadlock Pro Jig helps create perfect loose-tenon joinery for your next project. The post VIDEO: Making Loose Tenon Joinery appeared first on Woodworking | Blog | Videos | Plans | How To ..read more
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VIDEO: Rockler Midi and Mini Lathes
Woodworker's Journal
by Matt Hocking
3d ago
Explore more about the Rockler VS 12-24 Variable Speed Midi Lathe and Rockler 10-18 Mini Lathe. Rockler VS 12-24 Variable Speed Midi Lathe Rockler 10 – 18 Mini Lathe The post VIDEO: Rockler Midi and Mini Lathes appeared first on Woodworking | Blog | Videos | Plans | How To ..read more
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Marking Accurate Layout Lines
Woodworker's Journal
by Chris Marshall
3d ago
Cutting accurate joints starts with accurate layout. If you don’t have an accurate line to cut to, it’s impossible to cut an accurate line. Rockler’s saddle squares make it easy — just straddle the corner and scribe your lines on either side. The post Marking Accurate Layout Lines appeared first on Woodworking | Blog | Videos | Plans | How To ..read more
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March/April 2024 Issue Preview
Woodworker's Journal
by Matt Hocking
3d ago
If you’re in need of some late winter/early spring organization solutions for your home, our new issue features three projects you can build to help tidy up beautifully. We’re also pleased to unveil a couple of all-new lathes from Rockler, in case woodturning is on your agenda for 2024: Dovetailed Printer Stand: Stack a printer, scanner and ream of paper in the same footprint you’d need for just one of these items otherwise! Here’s an excellent excuse to brush up on your hand-cut dovetailing skills, too. Arts & Crafts-inspired Bookcase: Longleaf pine takes this sturdy Prairie design in a f ..read more
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Norm — Need I Say More?
Woodworker's Journal
by Chris Marshall
3d ago
Several weeks ago, I asked to hear about your woodworking heroes. Three of you replied with wonderful examples! Please be sure to read them in today’s Feedback section. A fourth reader simply offered this: “Norm Abram. Need I say more?” How many of us over the age of 40 were influenced by “The New Yankee Workshop” show on PBS? I’ll venture to guess nearly all of us of that vintage eagerly tuned in on Saturday mornings for that glorious half-hour program. I rarely missed it. Norm had a shop that was the envy of every home woodworker on a budget. He used fantastic lumber to build a wide range o ..read more
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Your Woodworking Heroes
Woodworker's Journal
by Reader Submitted
3d ago
Several weeks ago, Chris wondered about who you consider to be your woodworking hero. Thank you to those who have shared! – Editor “I’m not sure if this qualifies exactly, but it might. Who knows? I’m almost 78 years old now, but when I was a little boy of maybe 8 or 9, my father had an old table saw. I recall watching him building a set of picture frames on that thing, with a compound miter in the corners. A couple of decades later, I bought another old table saw and tried my hand at building a few things. That’s when the complexity of what he did really hit home. I have a hard enough time cu ..read more
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Vise in a Vise
Woodworker's Journal
by Reader Submitted
5d ago
I don’t use my metalworking vise often enough that it earns a permanent spot on my woodworking bench. So I mounted it to a piece of scrap wood and then attached that to a 2x scrap underneath to serve as a cleat. With this arrangement, I can store my vise under the bench, then just clamp it by the cleat to my bench’s large end vise when needed. – David DePauw Cincinnati, Ohio The post Vise in a Vise appeared first on Woodworking | Blog | Videos | Plans | How To ..read more
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Cherished Grandfather Clock Continues to Inspire
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by Guest Post
1w ago
“They call me Geppetto…” our dad jokes to others when he points to the weathered wooden engraved plaque hanging above the workbench in his workshop. Growing up, we believed our dad, William “Bill” Blix, could create and build anything. Now that we’re adults, we know he can! He really is the Geppetto in our lives. This handsome grandfather clock has been a Blix family heirloom since Bill built it 40 years ago. Dad took up woodworking as a hobby after watching his father and older brothers build their woodshop projects. He made his first woodworking creation in junior high school back in 1960 ..read more
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