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The World’s Tiniest Woodworking Tools Are Actually Functional

Barely larger than its creator’s thumbnail, the world’s tiniest cordless drill actually works, producing holes that might have been created by some kind of wood-boring insect rather than a tool. Lance Abernathy of New Zealand managed to 3D print an astonishingly small drill powered by a hearing aid battery, taking about three hours to solder …

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Hidden Celtic Cross Emerges in Aerial Views of Eastern White Pine Forest

Six years after the death of its creator, a beautiful living work of art comprised of Eastern White Pine trees has emerged from a forest in Ireland. Airline passengers flying into the City of Derry Airport were the first to notice the dramatic display this fall, as the lighter-colored symbol emerged from its darker-hued surroundings. …

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Cultural Perceptions of Building with Wood (video)

“Wood is the most technologically advanced material I can build with, it just so happens that Mother Nature holds the patent.” – Micheal Green Michael Green wants to solve architecture’s biggest challenge — meeting worldwide housing demand without increasing carbon emissions — by building with carbon-sequestering wood instead of concrete and steel. Michael Green is …

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Wood – nature’s stroke of genius

Check out this animated video produced by the The Danish Wood Initiative that explores some of wood competitive advantages when it comes to sustainability. Fed up by all the doom-sayers claiming that the world is ending?  Cheer up! Wood to the rescue.

How to: Exterior Siding

The following is a 2 part “how to” series by Master Builder Rick Arnold at JLCLive in 2011.  Out apologies for some of the audio quality. Part 1: Weatherizing and Vapor Barriers Part 2: Prepping and Nailing

How to: Building a Barrel Ceiling

Below is a 4-part “how to” series by Master Builder Rick Arnold filmed at JLCLive in 2011. Our apologies for some of the audio quality. Part 1.  The Math Behind the Curve.  Part 2. Layout out the template. Part 3. Framing out the ceiling. Part 4. Finishing with Eastern White Pine bead-board.