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Mind bending grain wrap for your next box

Mind bending grain wrap for your next box

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It's not unusual to use a four corner grain match when making a box. Check out how I created a 12 corner grain match when I made a pair of boxes that sit together on a small tray.

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Book Giveaway: Arts & Crafts Furniture Projects

Book Giveaway: Arts & Crafts Furniture Projects

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Leave a comment here for a chance to win a copy of Arts & Crafts Furniture Projects

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UPDATE: Furniture Design & Construction by Graham Blackburn

UPDATE: Furniture Design & Construction by Graham Blackburn

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See who won a copy of Furniture Design & Construction

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UPDATE: Making Frame and Panel Doors by Hendrik Varju

UPDATE: Making Frame and Panel Doors by Hendrik Varju

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Check out the winner's review of Making Frame and Panel Doors

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Join Us in Colonial Williamsburg

Join Us in Colonial Williamsburg

18th-century desk forms take center stage at the 17th annual Working Wood in the 18th Century conference

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Sometimes hand tools cut the joint faster and easier

Sometimes hand tools cut the joint faster and easier

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Power tools and machines are fast and accurate, but they don't always beat hand tools. A set of dadoes needed for a small shelf is a good example of when to pull out the hand tools for joinery.

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How to make a living building furniture

How to make a living building furniture

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I've met a lot of pro woodworkers during my 15 years at FWW, enough to know that is it not an easy way to make a living. Changing your mentality from hobbyist to a pro is the key. This guide, from a successful furniture maker in the Pacific Northwest, is one of the best I've read.

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Cabinetry Contest Winners Announced

Cabinetry Contest Winners Announced

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The votes are in for the two top cabinets in our recent gallery challenge

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Update: The Handmade Skateboard by Matt Berger

Update: The Handmade Skateboard by Matt Berger

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See who won a copy of The Handmade Skateboard

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Tenon jig for the miter gauge

Tenon jig for the miter gauge

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This tenoning jig, which clamps to my miter gauge fence, was dead simple and fast to make. It works great.

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Natural-edge cutting board

Natural-edge cutting board

Here's a quick project that's great to get started in woodworking. These cutting boards make great gifts and they're fun to make.

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UPDATE: Making Drawers by Hendrik Varju

UPDATE: Making Drawers by Hendrik Varju

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See who won a copy of Making Drawers

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Free Book Download and New Gallery Contest

Free Book Download and New Gallery Contest

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Download a free chapter from the Pocket Hole Joinery book and learn how to enter our latest gallery challenge!

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How to cut stopped dadoes with a router table

How to cut stopped dadoes with a router table

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Here's how to rout stopped dadoes in small cabinet parts with a router table. This technique produces dadoes that are square to the front and back edges of the cabinet, and align perfectly with one another.

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Radical Conversions: Creating Woodshops in Surprising Spaces

Radical Conversions: Creating Woodshops in Surprising Spaces

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Fleshing out both the back cover and the shop gallery in 2014's Tools and Shops issue, this audio slideshow presents scores of photos of eight shops built in unexpected places.

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UPDATE: Weekend Woodturning Projects: 25 Simple projects for the home by Mark Baker

UPDATE: Weekend Woodturning Projects: 25 Simple projects for the home by Mark Baker

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Ingenious Low-Tech Glue Pot

Ingenious Low-Tech Glue Pot

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Furniture master Tim Rousseau loves Old Brown Glue, a liquid form of hide glue, and has found the perfect way to keep at just the right temperature for spreading.

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A road trip pays off with nice lumber

A road trip pays off with nice lumber

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A recent commission was a great excuse to hit the road to search out some awesome lumber.

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Woodworking Students Win Big

Woodworking Students Win Big

Recent student scholarship competiton reveals great talent

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Come to the Colonial Williamsburg Conference on 18th-Century Desks

Come to the Colonial Williamsburg Conference on 18th-Century Desks

I'm happy to announce that registration is open for the 17th annual Working Wood in the 18th Century conference, "Desks: The Write Stuff," presented by Colonial Williamsburg and Fine Woodworking...

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