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 discusses how he created a thumbscrew loosening mechanism in order to help loosen his blade-holding devices that are often very tight.
CLICK HERE to read Tip #1
In this month's money-saving tip, Jim discusses how to cut up old socks to use them as arm protectors when working with insulation and other messy materials.
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 written in the comments section of each tip in the Highland Woodworking Blog. Questions about pet care should be directed to his blog on pet care,
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