Tips From Sticks-In-The-Mud Woodshop
by Jim Randolph
Long Beach, Mississippi
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Welcome to "Tips From Sticks-In-The-Mud Woodshop." I am a hobbyist, not a professional, someone who loves woodworking, just like you do. I have found some better ways to accomplish tasks in the workshop and look forward to sharing those with you each month, as well as hearing your problem-solving ideas.
This month, Jim shares a tip on why drilling a pilot hole is so important in avoiding costly mistakes on your project, as well as how a drill index can help achieve your hole.
CLICK HERE to read Tip #1
In this month's money-saving tip, Jim shares another use for recycled foam brushes by using the wooden dowels as guides for installing sanding discs on your
Random Orbit Sander
CLICK HERE to read Tip #2
Jim Randolph is a veterinarian in Long Beach, Mississippi. His earlier careers as lawn mower, dairy farmer, automobile mechanic, microwave communications electronics instructor and journeyman carpenter all influence his approach to woodworking. His favorite projects are furniture built for his wife, Brenda, and for their children and grandchildren. His and Brenda's home, nicknamed Sticks-In-The-Mud, is built on pilings (sticks) near the wetlands (mud) on a bayou off Jourdan River. His shop is in the lower level of their home. Questions and comments on woodworking may be sent to
. Questions about pet care should be directed to his blog on pet care,
. We regret that, because of high volume, not all inquiries can be answered personally.