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Simplify Dovetail Joinery with a Flip-Block

Simplify Dovetail Joinery with a Flip-Block

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Handy jig makes scribing dovetail joinery a bit easier

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Miter Blocks are a Great Tool for Cutting Tiny Trim

Miter Blocks are a Great Tool for Cutting Tiny Trim

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This quick-to-build workbench jig makes cutting tiny trim pieces a breeze

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The Weirdest Handplane Ive Ever Used

The Weirdest Handplane I've Ever Used

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Despite its bad reputation, I've fallen in love with a Stanley No. 55 universal handplane

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Molding Planes are Beautiful Bargain-Priced Tools

Molding Planes are Beautiful Bargain-Priced Tools

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Junk shops and flea markets are hitting me hard in the wallet--but boy is it worth it!

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Arched-Top Whiskey Cabinet

Arched-Top Whiskey Cabinet

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This beautiful cherry cabinet can "hold it's liquor" in Federal high-style

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The Funeral Chair Part One: Assembling the Cut List.

The Funeral Chair Part One: Assembling the Cut List.

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The first video installment from my new book, The Unplugged Woodshop.

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A planing stop for long and thin boards

A planing stop for long and thin boards

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Planing thin boards can be difficult. Clamp them between a pair of dogs and their likely to bow up. A stop attached to a plywood base is the perfect way to hold thin boards for planing.

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Crisp Tenon Shoulders with Your Chisel

Crisp Tenon Shoulders with Your Chisel

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Sometimes it's nice to turn off your tablesaw and do things the old-fashioned way

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Transform an Old File into a DIY Burnisher

Transform an Old File into a DIY Burnisher

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An old file makes quick work of turning the perfect hook on a card scraper

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Unplug Your Tools and Work by Hand

Unplug Your Tools and Work by Hand

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Woodworker Tom Fidgen's latest book is an ode to hand work

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