MWWS Week 3 MWWS Week 3

Woodworking Alchemy

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Roland Johnson
Fine Woodworkig Magazine

To me one the real joys of woodworking is that hand tools and power tools can so effectively complement each other. There are days when my shop is a raucous cacophony of whirling cutters and singing blades and other days where hours of tranquilly reflective work create the Zen of Woodworking atmosphere that we often romanticize as the only way, and I enjoy every day.

Bringing old woodworking machinery back to life is a great way to fill your shop with great machines for a fraction of what new costs. We will discuss how to determine what tools are worth saving, cover resources for information or parts, and go through the basics of rust removal. I’ll also show you a slick setup tool.