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FTF #40 Natural Oil VS Lacquer, Why I choose Lacquer

I'm just way too impatient to use natural oil finishes on large projects. Here is why I use Lacquer.
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The Genius of Japanese Carpentry and the Art of Perfection

Watch this beautiful story of a craftsman who recognizes that simplicity, modesty, and an appreciation for nature always comes back to the question –...
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WUW #35 And The Winner Is!….

It's time to announce the winner of the first ever Samurai Carpenter Giveaway. Join the Brotherhood: http://samuraicarpenter.com/partner-w...
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Quite Possibly The Thinnest You Will Ever See…

Let’s talk precision for a minute…check out this video that highlights some incredible Japanese Hand Plans. I thought that I was able to get...
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FTF #39 Woodworking, How To Prevent Blow Outs!

Wood routers are one of the most versatile tools available. Here are a few tips to help you get a smooth finish on you...
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A Master at Work

Got sent this video from a viewer…get ready to - 1St RELAX – and then at around the 3:18 mark of the video, watch...
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Making of a Shade

Check out this video, “Making of a Shade” by Riki Berger.  It highlights the process of creating a unique wooden lamp shade, and the...
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FTF #38 Wood Expansion And Contraction

Everyone keeps asking me " Aren't you afraid of expansion and contraction?" when they see my joinery and woodworking projects. The answer is..... Join the...
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WUW #34 First Samurai Giveaway! It’s A Doozy!

Negative circumstances in life often teach you the greatest lessons. The Samurai has a new woodworking project on the go! I'm building a set...
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FTF #37 Super Easy, No Stress, Perfect Fit Woodworking Jig!

Here is a easy jig anyone can make to help them cut irregular shapes for a perfect fit in tight spaces. 2P-10 Instant Glue: http://samuraicarpenter.com/accessories/ Fan...