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Winter 2013-2014

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Tales from the Twisted Knot Woodshop

  • Thompson's Water Seal and You

    by Joe Johns     Tuesday, May 3, 2011
    If you've ever read the directions on a can of TWS you probably seen where it tells you not mix with paint. Now, I haven't tried it (yet) with paint (obviously it'd have to be oil-based paint) but yesterday I mixed it with solvent-based stain...
  • And Along Came Hunter

    by Joe Johns     Tuesday, June 14, 2011
    And Along Came Hunter By Joe Johns Twisted Knot Woodshop , "There's never been a classier joint" I have a certain affection for people who are interested in learning and it doesn't matter to me what it is they want to learn but if it's...
  • There's fickle and then you have silly

    by Joe Johns     Thursday, June 30, 2011
    At any given time there are a myriad of things going on inside the TKW and I can easily say that because there's no doubt in my mind it's a very fickle place. And, I suppose a casual onlooker would find meager interest in what was going on in...
  • No, I'm not touched in the head

    by Joe Johns     Tuesday, April 5, 2011
    No, I'm not touched in the head Expand your woodworking vocabulary By Joe Johns I have a problem - see, when I get started on something and the further I get on it, especially if I'm having a good time with it, I really have a hard time putting...
  • What's a nice tool like you...

    by Joe Johns     Monday, April 11, 2011
    What's a nice tool like you... ...doing in a place like this? That's a question I ask myself all the time. See, I attend four venues; auctions, I visit estate sales, I walk onto yard sales and I enter second hand stores - and I do each with equal...
  • Taming the Wild Exer-Saw

    by Joe Johns     Wednesday, April 20, 2011
    Taming the Wild Exer-Saw By Joe Johns Yes, it was a crisp autumn day indeed, however there are few days where I would consider the weather severe enough to keep me from visiting my favorite shopping mall. And, since I rarely need an excuse, there are...