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Today I review this affordable Compact (180mm) Ryoba from Gyokucho Razorsaw (No. 291). It is available here on Amazon directly from Japan  The Ryoba compact is perfect for cross cutting or ripping of small pieces of wood. The blade has 17...
The video below shows the full build of Cyclone Dust Separator with Thien Baffle. Near 100% efficient. This is the number 1 item in my workshop, and I have been using it for over 2 years. The Ridgid Shop...
This is how I made this mahogany chopping board with a tugas (molave) inlay using a Whiteside inlay guide. Molave (Vitex parviflora Juss.) is called tugas or molawin here in The Philippines. There are two types of this tree, tugas...
In the video below I show how I made a medium sized Daruma Hammer for $5. The word Daruma comes from the Buddhist monk 'Bodhidharma'. The Japanese Daruma doll is also thought to have derived from Bodhidharma's chubby appearance. Sizes range from...
Today I show how to make these blackwood stair treads (steps) from rough air dried planks. They are finished at 1240mm wide X 325mm deep and a thickness of 47mm. This process of joining strips to to create stability...
Today I do a review of the Fastcap Glutton™ 16oz glue dispenser. The GluBot is designed by cabinetmakers and woodworkers. They are easy to fill, they don't drip, and they dispense glue in both horizontal and vertical position it...
In the video below I will show you how to make this simple jig for your table saw. The jig is used to flatten and square one side of a piece of wood. If you like the video, please...
We at Star Apple Foundation, together with our partners, GOone2one, have just opened this free fine woodworking school in what was our old house. After the priest blessed the workshop, he himself wants a quick lesson in Japanese woodworking....
Our second crop in the 2019 season is Thai Pumpkin (or Brazilian Starfish), Trinidad Scorpion and Bhut Jolikia They were sown on June 19, July 3 and July 15 respectfully. The cooler weather (24C - 32C) suits these super...
As part of our mosquito trap trials, we freeze the net of insects so I can study the species under the microscope. Today, whilst studying one batch, I see tiny ant like insect coming back to life. It had...
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