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Episode 386 – Giving Thanks…

...and a sneak peek at our new website !   Hey folks~ It's Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada and I wanted to say how truly grateful I am to have such an amazing community filled with you, our members. Without you there wouldn't be An Unplugged Life, so this is as much your platform as it is mine. I appreciate the questions, comments and suggestions and welcome you to continue to send them along. I'd also like to give you a sneak peek into the new UW website which should be coming . . . To view the remaining content...

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Episode 385 – Shooting Boards & Planes

  Hey folks! Back with the next stage of dimensioning wood and in this episode we'll take a closer look at shooting boards. We'll also look at the planes used on a shooting board and I'll talk about the pros and cons of some of them. Enjoy~    . . . To view the remaining content please login or register below. Become An Unplugged Life...

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Episode 384 – The 2nd Face

  Hey folks, continuing along with dimensioning the teak, in this episode we'll work on the 2nd face. We began with the Reference Face, and then moved onto the Reference Edge; from there we established the 2nd Edge and now, the 2nd Face. This brings us to what is commonly known as 'Square Four Sides' ( S4S ) Here in Ontario, when we purchase pre-dimensioned lumber, this is how it'll look. Albeit, it isn't hand planed and ready for final finish! We'll also take a closer look at 'plane tracks' and we'll talk about what to . . ....

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Episode 383 – Tools of the Trades

  Hey folks! After the last two marathon episodes, we're back with a shorter glimpse into the treasures I found at the Tools of the Trades Show this past Sunday. It was a great day and as you'll see, I didn't leave empty handed. Enjoy~   . . . To view the remaining content please login or register below. Become An Unplugged Life...

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Episode 382 – The 2nd Edge

  Hey folks! Back again with the next installment of our Glass Cabinet. In this episode we're getting into the second edge, using the reference edge as, well, a reference! We'll take a close look at marking gauges, and I'll give you some tips on using them. Although that may seem straightforward enough, I see students getting into some trouble along the way and some simple tips and tricks of what to watch out for will hopefully keep you on track and help you accurately mark your work. Once again, this is a bit of . . . To...

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