Category Archives: NCCW

Fall Fun

Multitasking gets a bad rap. I was always the kid with headphones on listening to music while walking to class, playing Nintendo, or just about anything else that let me. As the gray hair count increases I find myself listening … Continue reading

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Those Who Can, Teach

My local club asked me to teach a class a few weeks ago. I was both excited and honored. We settled on a basic cutting board class as it was geared toward those who’ve never attempted a woodworking project or touched … Continue reading

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Summer Seating Dilemma

A few months after moving into our house in Cleveland, I had to take a two-week trip to Europe for work. This was the first time I’d been away from my wife and daughter for such an extended period. Time zone … Continue reading

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Incorporating CNC Technology

One of the most attractive aspects of the inspirational toy chest was the personalization. I’ve never carved anything and I really wasn’t interested in doing it anyway. It’s a skill for another time. At the community shop I belong to … Continue reading

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Naked…and Ready

Over the past several months, I’ve been battling the heat to crank out a hand tool bench for the NCCW shop with the help of a few other members. Here is the fruit of our labor. I first read about this style … Continue reading

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The Beginning of the Naked Nicholson

It started with a bunch of good promotional videos and blog posts over at Lost Art Press and the need to outfit our community shop with a decent hand tool area. It continued with a conversation with my buddy, and … Continue reading

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Old Oak: Real Old

A few months ago my co-worker informed me of some old beams from his 1850s house. It was one of the first 10 homes built here in our community. He brought me in a sample and I knew right away: white oak…old … Continue reading

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