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Anchor Chains, Japanese Chisels, and Wilbur Pan

The other day I was digging around the vastness that is the internet and came across a facinating post from one of my favorite woodworking bloggers Wilbur Pan, about the metal used in Japanese tools. Wilbur is a talented craftsman with an immense amount of knowledge about Japanese tools and woodworking.

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Whos the new guy?

Who's the new guy?

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Meet Fine Woodworking's new web producer Ben Strano

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UPDATE: Fine Woodworking on The Small Workshop

UPDATE: Fine Woodworking on The Small Workshop

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See who won a copy of Fine Woodworking On The Small Shop

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A jig for planing super thin parts

A jig for planing super thin parts

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In need of box sides that are 3/16 in. thick, I turned to my smoothing plane to thickness them. A jig that has a built in depth stop guarantees parts are a consistent thickness.

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UPDATE: End Grain Table Tops and Cutting Boards by Hendrik Varju

UPDATE: End Grain Table Tops and Cutting Boards by Hendrik Varju

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See who won a copy of End Grain Table Tops and Cutting Boards

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52 boxes, 52 weeks: 3 more boxes done

52 boxes, 52 weeks: 3 more boxes done

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Since I last posted about my efforts to make 52 boxes in 52 weeks, I've made three more. That's 34 boxes made and 18 to go.

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Toothpick World: From Sliver to Skyline

Toothpick World: From Sliver to Skyline

Imagine 1:164 models of the Taj Mahal, Fenway Park and St. Basil's Cathedral made entirely of toothpicks. Artist Stan Munro began his toothpicking hobby when he was in the fifth grade and 30 years...

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52 boxes, 52 weeks: Another 2 boxes made

52 boxes, 52 weeks: Another 2 boxes made

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Check out boxes 30 and 31. I spoke about box 30 on a recent Shop Talk Live podcast.

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Get inspired by guitar maker Dan Krugman

Get inspired by guitar maker Dan Krugman

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Get inspired by a guitar maker who started his luthiery career because he wanted a guitar that he couldn't afford to buy. He made it instead.

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UPDATE: Fine Woodworking Best Workbenches

UPDATE: Fine Woodworking Best Workbenches

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See who won a copy of Best Workbenches

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UPDATE: Handcut Dovetails by Hendrik Varju

UPDATE: Handcut Dovetails by Hendrik Varju

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See who won a copy of Handcut Dovetails

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52 Boxes, 52 Weeks: Ive passed the half way point

52 Boxes, 52 Weeks: I've passed the half way point

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It's been a while since I posted any boxes at finewoodworking.com, but I've been cranking them out nonetheless. I'm up to 29 now.

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FWW in Search of a New Web Producer

FWW in Search of a New Web Producer

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After more than six years, Ed Pirnik is leaving the magazine. Now is your chance to become FWW.com's leading content producer.

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8-foot clamps for $8

8-foot clamps for $8

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Got a big glue-up that's too much for your pipe clamps? Just buy a few pipe couplings and turn your 4-foot clamps into 8- or even 12 footers.

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DMT wants to hear your story

DMT wants to hear your story

As part of DMTs anniversary celebration, they want to hear your sharpening stories.

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UPDATE: Making Wood Tools with John Wilson, Second Edition

UPDATE: Making Wood Tools with John Wilson, Second Edition

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See who won copies of Making Wood Tools - 2nd Edition

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Beautiful Works of Art

Beautiful Works of Art

Check out these wild sculptures (and furniture) made by South Korean artist JaeHyo Lee from discarded wood.

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Using a Keyhole Router Bit

Using a Keyhole Router Bit

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A simple solution to firmly affix a mirror or frame to a wall

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Dont Mess with the Maker

Don't Mess with the Maker

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Chinese knock-offs of an iconic Danish-modern chair are intercepted by customs officials. What happened next was quite unexpected.

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UPDATE: The Kaleidoscopes of Steven Gray: A Journey of Fantasy by Vince Cianfichi

UPDATE: The Kaleidoscopes of Steven Gray: A Journey of Fantasy by Vince Cianfichi

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See who won a copy of The Kaleidoscopes of Steven Gray

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