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The Best of The Down To Earth Woodworker

Great short summer reads for woodworkers

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson, aka The Down to Earth Woodworker, has been entertaining the readers of Wood News for more than 6 years now with his tales of renovating his shop, visiting local woodworking stores and helping introduce his neighbors to the art of woodworking. In videos from his shop he has provided many solutions for workshop problems that have stumped woodworkers.

In Steve's first regular column for Wood News, published back in 2010, he introduces himself as "The Down to Earth Woodworker". He also reveals a dirty little woodworking secret, and looks into a disturbing psychological phenomenon afflicting woodworkers.

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A Magnolia Tree

The Old Magnolia Tree

Steve tells a touching story about his dad and an old magnolia tree, and how they affected the traits that guide his own woodworking and daily life, even today.

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Turning Pro

Turning Pro

In this column, Steve offers a thought-provoking new perspective on the subject of turning professional in woodworking.

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The Future of Woodworking

The Future of Woodworking

In one of our favorite columns Steve took a look into the future, and tried to determine what will become of woodworking as technologies for fabrication on demand become more mainstream.

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A Woman Woodworker

An Inspirational Woodworker

Steve shares the story of Bev, an inspiring woodworker and reader of his column, who one day emailed him to share her modifications on his drill press cabinet project.

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The Unhandy Handyman

The Unhandy Handyman

Steve lets us in on some of the "Un"handy discoveries he has made while making updates on the home he recently purchased.

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Need new tools!

Justifying Your New Tool Purchase

Here is an extremely good plan for how to justify your next new tool purchase, and eventually obtain your dream shop!

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Enjoy Some Down to Earth Woodworking Videos
Woodworking Shop Tour

5S Shop Tour

Steve gives us a tour of the Down To Earth Woodworking shop. But this isn't just any old tour... the video also addresses how to use the principles of "5S" to conserve space, streamline your work, increase efficiency and safety, and make your shop time more fun!

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Click here to read Steve's article about 5S
Building Quick Cabinet Drawers

Quick Cabinet Drawers

Steve has a lot of great woodworking project videos, but one of the most popular has been his easy Quick Cabinet Drawers.

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Drill Press Cabinet

Drill Press Cabinet

Steve comes up with a uniquely designed drill press cabinet to improve his shop storage, and shows us how to build it.

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Building a Bench Hook

Building a Bench Hook

Steve shows us how to build one of the most basic shop accessories, the ever-helpful bench hook.

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Make a Magnetic Stirrer

Make Your Own
Magnetic Stirrer

Make a magnetic stirrer...an automatic mixer...for your shellac and other woodworking finishes. All with parts costing less than $20.

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Homemade Air Filter

Homemade Air Filter

Steve shows us a cheap trick for building your own air filter for your shop.

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Some of Steve's Recommended Tools

Switchable Magnets and Featherboards

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Festool KAL-2 SysLite II LED Worklamp

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Universal Aluminum Bar Clamp

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Starrett 12ft Measuring Tape

Starrett 12ft
Measuring Tape

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Tormek T-4 Sharpening System

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