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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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Hamler Scraper Insert For Bailey No.6

Hamler Scraper Insert For Bailey No.6

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Paul Hamler's scraper insert for Stanley's No.6 Bailey creates a sweet scraper for flattening gnarly wood

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Meet an 11-Year-Old Woodworking Wiz

Meet an 11-Year-Old Woodworking Wiz

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Isaac Ashdown cuts dovetails with as much skill as many craftsmen twice his age

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Eight Tips for Securing Work to a Benchtop

Eight Tips for Securing Work to a Benchtop

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A few of my favorite ways to secure a variety of workpieces to my benchtop for traditional handplaning

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