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River City Bicycles: No Shortcuts

River City Bicycles: No Shortcuts

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Owner Dave Guettler discusses how he has managed to sneak his passion for woodworking into a successful bicycle business.

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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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Federal dining table by Duncan Phyfe

Federal dining table by Duncan Phyfe

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Exact replica of historic 20-ft. dining table owned by Martin Van Buren

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Cat and woodworker saved by joinery

Cat and woodworker saved by joinery

Can your woodworking joinery protect you from this sort of mishap?

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UPDATE: Fine Woodworkings Tables and Chairs

UPDATE: Fine Woodworking's Tables and Chairs

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See who won a copy of Tables and Chairs

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Oneida Air Systems Awards Woodworking Students

Oneida Air Systems Awards Woodworking Students

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Two students receive the OAS Future Craftsmen Scholarship.

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Magnetic Assisted Geometry Furniture

Magnetic Assisted Geometry Furniture

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Magnets offer potential leaps in flat-pack furniture design.

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Inspiration from Arizona woodworkers

Inspiration from Arizona woodworkers

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I was a judge at the Arizona Association of Fine Woodworkers 8th annual Excellence in Woodworking show in February. Check out these great pieces and get inspired.

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Tweaking a shaker table

Tweaking a shaker table

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Padauk pegs add a whimsical detail

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Fitting drawers to a crooked table

Fitting drawers to a crooked table

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I borrowed a trick from curved table construction to fit drawer runners to a table with a bowed apron.

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Design journal: Let the function drive the design

Design journal: Let the function drive the design

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A small sewing table posed some unique challenges that ultimately led to a fun design.

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Period furniture fans meet in Connecticut

Period furniture fans meet in Connecticut

Academic and furniture-making perspectives were both on display at a period furniture conference.

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Praktrik-ally impossible furniture

Praktrik-ally impossible furniture

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Designed to puzzle: Bulgarian architect Petar Zaharinov's clever designs range from practical, Danish-style aesthetics to M.C. Escher-like complexity. Plus, they come packaged in their own self-contained shopping baggie. Check out these nifty tables--they might boggle your senses!

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Williamsburg, Day 3: Three projects in one day

Williamsburg, Day 3: Three projects in one day

On Day 3 of "Working Wood in the 18th Century," the presenters worked on three separate pieces, each showing the influence of Oriental imports on native furniture makers of the time.

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Williamsburg, Day 2: Mind-Blowing 3-Way Miter Joint

Williamsburg, Day 2: Mind-Blowing 3-Way Miter Joint

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Andrew Hunter continued his exploration of Asian tools and techniques with a mind-blowing three-way miter that he cuts surprisingly simply with a mix of power and hand tools.

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IWF Alert: A chat with the brains behind CustomMade.com

IWF Alert: A chat with the brains behind CustomMade.com

We caught up with two of the guys behind Custommade.com, to talk about what they do, how they started, and their new partnership with Fine Woodworking to bring business advice to woodworkers interested in selling their work.

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IWF Alert: Student furniture wows crowds

IWF Alert: Student furniture wows crowds

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Once again at IWF, the Design Emphasis show drew crowds with top examples of student work from around the U.S.

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Garry Bennett Trestle Table for Charity: Buy a piece of woodworking history

Garry Bennett Trestle Table for Charity: Buy a piece of woodworking history

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One of Garry Bennett's iconic trestle tables will be auctioned off this weekend at the Furniture Society Conference in Boston

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Furniture made by FineWoodworking.com readers

Furniture made by FineWoodworking.com readers

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There are over 3700 pieces in our online Readers Gallery. It''s a good place to go for inspiration. Here are some of my favorites.

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Photograph your mock-ups for a better view

Photograph your mock-ups for a better view

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Digital cameras make it easy to get a better view of mock ups. With PhotoShop, you can make a small or partial mock-up life sized and put it in your house.

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