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Not all miters need reinforcement

Not all miters need reinforcement

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Learn why the miter joints on small boxes don't need to be reinforced. If you make and glue them together properly, they're plenty strong on their own.

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Simple tip for fast, accurate chair joints

Simple tip for fast, accurate chair joints

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Make a wedge and use it to cut all of the angled joinery in a dining chair.

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Woodwork On a Car? This Studebaker Fastback Has Jaw-Dropping Wood Grain

Woodwork On a Car? This Studebaker Fastback Has Jaw-Dropping Wood Grain

A bygone concept car from 1951 is made a reality... with compound joinery, sapele, quilted maple, and a showstopping finish

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Incredible 18th Century Woodworking

Incredible 18th Century Woodworking

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David Roentgen's robot dates to 1784, and it will blow your mind

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5 Awesome Woodworking Tips and Tricks

5 Awesome Woodworking Tips and Tricks

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Enjoy this grab-bag of great woodworking tips and tricks from wood bending wizard Michael Fortune

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Hybrid Tool Chest, Part II

Hybrid Tool Chest, Part II

A wedge-driven lid finishes off the exterior of my beginner's toolbox

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Would You Drive a Wooden Scooter?

Would You Drive a Wooden Scooter?

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Carlos Alberto built a complete working scooter from wood that's completely over the top

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UPDATE: Arts & Crafts Furniture Projects

UPDATE: Arts & Crafts Furniture Projects

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See who won a copy of Arts & Crafts Furniture Projects

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Installing a Lock on the Whiskey Cabinet

Installing a Lock on the Whiskey Cabinet

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With a router table and some hand tools, Ben Blackmar mortises the brass lock for this small cabinet into the door frame

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Reinforce Mortise-and-Tenon Joinery with Square Pegs

Reinforce Mortise-and-Tenon Joinery with Square Pegs

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Square pegs not only look pretty—they offer a bit of added reinforcement on frame-and-panel doors

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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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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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The Woodworking Shows, Northeast.

The Woodworking Shows, Northeast.

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Vendors, instructors, and waves of woodworkers gather in Springfield, Mass.

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Furniture Student Builds Reproduction of Emily Dickinsons Bureau

Furniture Student Builds Reproduction of Emily Dickinson's Bureau

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A young furniture maker gets in touch with the past, and helps reconstruct Emily Dickinson's bedroom.

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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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Beautility Exhibition is all About Practical Beauty in Craft

"Beautility" Exhibition is all About Practical Beauty in Craft

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The Messler Gallery show features everyday items that are beautiful, wooden, and made by hand.

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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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Hybrid Tool Chest, Part I

Hybrid Tool Chest, Part I

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Managing my way through a beginner's toolbox project.

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