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Scott Longley
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My hobby is learning, especially when I can combine theory with muscle-memory. I also like to bore everyone half to death with all the details. I enjoy: teleboarding, woodworking, lutherie, autocross, hiking, climbing, sailing, music, programming, cooking, communicating with humans and dogs.
My hobby is learning, especially when I can combine theory with muscle-memory. I also like to bore everyone half to death with all the details. I enjoy: teleboarding, woodworking, lutherie, autocross, hiking, climbing, sailing, music, programming, cooking, communicating with humans and dogs.

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Here's a good beginner workbench you can build easily in a couple hours with a screw gun, a jack plane, an auger, and a few supplies from the home center: http://s-a-w-s.blogspot.com/2015/09/not-quite-nicholson.html

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Open frame for squares
Recently I bought a beautifully made double square from Chris Vesper . It got me thinking about how I always feel like I am on the verge of dropping small tools off my narrow (temporary) workbench, and how close I come to to tool abuse taking things in and ...

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Not quite a nicholson
I have been struggling with a mess on my workbench for a little while during some shop reorganization, but today I found myself looking at a clean bench and realizing I have never posted about it. You may be familiar with the Nicholson style bench as popula...

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Open frame for squares
Recently I bought a beautifully made double square from Chris Vesper . It got me thinking about how I always feel like I am on the verge of dropping small tools off my narrow (temporary) workbench, and how close I come to to tool abuse taking things in and ...

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French cleats are done!
I finally finished putting all the french cleats on the wall. Of course, the real challenge wasn't putting a few screws in the wall, it was all the cleaning/organizing I had to do to get to my walls. (Also moving outlets and waiting for paint to dry. I'm gl...

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An easier way to handle a file
Here's a tip I picked up at WIA last year, actually in the gunsmith shop in historic Winston-Salem, NC. I finally got around to doing it. Use a corn-cob as a file handle. Apparently this is not new, but when I saw it I still figuratively kicked myself for s...

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Bar assembly instructions (because it's done!)
The purple glow-in-the-dark bar is done! (Scroll down to the bottom to see it assembled) Thanks to Charlotte, Frank, Patty, D, and Abby for all your help, and thanks to all my camp-mates for your encouragement and ideas to make this project a reality. And t...

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I am coming around to purpleheart.
I've been working with purpleheart lately for this bar I'm building with some friends, and I have to admit I haven't cared for the stuff much up until now. It's heavy, eats steel, and it really likes to stab me with brittle needle-y splinters. But now that ...

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how to mess up your dovetails
I came across these old photos from when I was making my anarchist's tool chest , and thought I should share some of the mistakes I made while learning a lot of techniques. But there are already too many blog posts with contradictory information telling you...
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