Monthly Archives: January 2012

Scraper On A Stick

The Problem: How do you scrape peeling paint from an overhead area without having to set a ladder or scaffold up? Here’s an example — large swatches of paint peeling from a water damaged ceiling. The ceiling is going to … Continue reading

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Mansfield House and Family History: A Chance Discovery

Recently, I came across the following text in the drawer of a cherry Shaker table in the Mansfield House. Undoubtedly, it had been left behind from the days when this home was a public house museum. But its author is … Continue reading

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Mansfield House Acquisition

It is with tremendous honor, pride, happiness, and humility, that today I announce my recent acquisition of the Reverend Richard Mansfield House (c. 1700) of Ansonia, Connecticut, from the Derby Historical Society. Ostensibly constructed in 1700, the Mansfield House was … Continue reading

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Golden Ratio Bench With Inset Vises

Here’s an enhancement to my Golden Ratio workbench design that incorporates several Veritas Inset Vises into the bench top: My objective here is to get the same functionality as traditional woodworking vises, but without an obtrusive attachment at the bench … Continue reading

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The Point’s Picks for January 20th

Now that the holidays are over and everyone’s down to business again, what better thing to do than publish our first weekly summary of the New Year? So with no further ado, here, once again, is our hand-picked, curated summary … Continue reading

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Golden Ratio Bench: Complete Design in SketchUp

This morning, I finished designing the frame for my Golden Ratio clamping/assembly workbench, using Google SketchUp. Here’s the design of the frame: I’d published an initial design of the bench top itself just a few weeks ago. At that time, it … Continue reading

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Kreg Klamp Trak Delivery

My Kreg Klamp Trak® order finally arrived today. Consisting of four 333/4” sections, this was the only specialized item I needed for my golden ratio clamping table. Everything else I already have, or otherwise could readily obtain from the local … Continue reading

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Hockey Pucks!

That’s right — hockey pucks! I just received an order for a bunch of them from Lee Valley Tools, for only a dollar a piece (a buck a puck, basically). I’d also ordered two bags of Lee Valley’s high friction … Continue reading

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