The Craftsman’s Notes: Wi-Fi Router Cabinet

The Craftsman’s Notes: Wi-Fi Router Cabinet

https://youtu.be/W2PxCUzR5ko About a month ago, one of our maintenance men approached me with a need for one of our buildings. He told me that it would be nice to have a cabinet to put the Wi-Fi router and all the cords and cables in a cabinet. This way, everything is...

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Intro To Lean Manufacturing

Intro To Lean Manufacturing

As the world is changing, most workplaces are trying to adapt their production to have high efficiencies. Most places call this lean manufacturing, six sigma, 5S projects, or other lean manufacturing principles. In this blog, we touch on what lean manufacturing is and...

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Lumber vs. Plywood

Lumber vs. Plywood

There are many debates about whether to use lumber or plywood or even more general lumber vs. composites. Some people swear by only using solid lumber and others that will use composites whenever possible. In this blog, we dive into the pros and cons of panel...

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How Valuable is Your Time?

How Valuable is Your Time?

We’ve all heard the saying, “Time is money.” This phrase is more applicable in some cases than others, but it couldn’t be more true in woodworking. In this blog, we identify why your time is valuable and how to calculate it’s value. Why is Time Valuable? Everyone...

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Sharpen Your Chisel: 3-Point Friday 7-3-2020

Sharpen Your Chisel: 3-Point Friday 7-3-2020

3-Point Friday is Fine Craftsman Lumber’s weekly blog of items we have found during the week that stayed in our memory. What I Read Even in Wisconsin the mercury is touching 90+ degrees.  This fantastic article from @the Woodworkers Journal is loaded with tips on...

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Quality vs. Grade

Quality vs. Grade

In the woodworking world, quality and grade often get lumped together. Although they are related, they are not the same thing. In this blog, we dive into the differences between the two. Grade The grade determines the appearance of the board. Most hardwood lumber...

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Sharpen Your Chisel: 3-Point Friday 6/26/20

Sharpen Your Chisel: 3-Point Friday 6/26/20

3-Point Friday is Fine Craftsman Lumber’s weekly blog of items we have found during the week that stayed in our memory. Weekly Video Though it is not always woodworking, our great friend Mike Montgomery from @Modern Builds just posted his bathroom project on his Tiny...

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General Safety Tips

General Safety Tips

Shop safety is the single most essential thing in a shop. As everyone knows, woodworking can be dangerous, but if you follow some basic guidelines, you will keep yourself safe. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) PPE includes all the equipment you should wear to keep...

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Sharpen Your Chisel: 3-Point Friday 6/19/20

Sharpen Your Chisel: 3-Point Friday 6/19/20

3-Point Friday is Fine Craftsman Lumber’s weekly blog of items we have found during the week that stayed in our memory. Weekly Video Here is the weekly video I watched last night.  A Fine Craftsman is using scrap wood for an awesome table project. What I Read My first...

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Sharpen Your Chisel: 3-Point Friday 6/12/2020

Sharpen Your Chisel: 3-Point Friday 6/12/2020

3-Point Friday is Fine Craftsman Lumber’s weekly blog of items we have found during the week that stayed in our memory. 2020 Graduation We’ve highlighted @Northcentral Technical College’s Wood Technology Center of Excellence in the past and here are some pieces of...

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Tips for Online Lumber Shopping

Tips for Online Lumber Shopping

Traditionally, woodworkers would go to a lumberyard or a retail outlet to pick through the lumber for the boards they would want to purchase. But times are changing, and so is the lumber buying process. As people have gotten more comfortable with buying products...

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Sharpen Your Chisel: 3-Point Friday 6/5/2020

Sharpen Your Chisel: 3-Point Friday 6/5/2020

3-Point Friday is Fine Craftsman Lumber’s weekly blog of items we have found during the week that stayed in our memory. Wood and Water Relationships Part III The past two weeks we provided a links to Jessica’s videos describing moisture content.  Here is the...

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