Samurai Pole and Paddle Rack


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I needed another light woodworking project to tackle during my recovery from shoulder surgery and this pole rack was the perfect project.  I used wedged through tenon joinery to create this simple pole rack for my fishing rods and canoe paddles.  I made it out of Cherry wood and used Purpleheart for the wedges. I hope you enjoy!

Woodworker Worries

The article is about the problems woodworkers may encounter when they work in their workshop and how to avoid these. There are also tips for beginners to help them.

Importance of Accurate Measuring in Carpentry

Many pieces of wood have been ruined by not measuring accurately or too hastily. Sometimes when making a frame for a painting I forget to add the width of the molding when calculating the length to saw and thus the piece is useless. This is extremely frustrating and causes much aggravation, especially if the molding is expensive and what is left is not enough to do it over.

Woodworking Technique – Preparing the Surface

One way to fix a dent in wood is to swell crushed wood fibers to their original shape. Turn a household iron to its highest setting and allow it to heat up. Meanwhile, soak a clean cloth in water, fold it over a few times and place it on the dent. Press the tip of the iron against the cloth over the dent, holding it in place until the cloth steams. The steam will swell the wood fibers, lifting out the dent. Add water to the cloth as necessary and avoid leaving the iron on the cloth for too long, which may scorch the wood.

Biscuit Joinery: 10 Tips That Will Make You Better at Biscuit Joinery

Although a relatively new woodworking technique, biscuit joinery is fast becoming one of the most popular wood joinery methods in the industry. Find out how to employ this technique better and how to achieve excellent results with stronger joints.

Biscuit Joinery: What It Is and How to Do It

Although a relatively new woodworking technique, biscuit joinery is fast becoming one of the most popular wood joinery methods in the industry. Find out why woodworkers love this technique how it produces excellent results in less time.

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