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Website: A craftsman's marketing should adequately represent the quality of their work

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A craftsman's marketing should adequately represnt the quality of their work.

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Build a simple fort with your kids

Build a simple fort with your kids

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This is not fine woodworking by any means, but it is a very easy way to build a fort, if you have some forested land on your property.

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Complete shop in one $200 tool

Complete shop in one $200 tool

Rockwell's new Bladerunner can make all types of cuts, from curves to rips and crosscut, for under $180

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Weekend lantern project

Weekend lantern project

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Transform an inexpensive IKEA glass lamp with this simple, elegant and easily customized hardwood shroud. Makes a great intro to mortise and tenons for kids, so enlist your "apprentice" to cut the side panels and tenons.

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How to Turn a Basic Bowl

How to Turn a Basic Bowl

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Learn how to turn a small cherry bowl on a mini lathe.

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Draw It Full Scale

Draw It Full Scale

A scale drawing shows a piece in the right proportions according to the correct dimensions. A full scale drawing does the same, only it helps to visualize the piece at it's actual size.

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Build a Ryczka: Part Two

Build a Ryczka: Part Two

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The plan, cut list, and instructions for two variations of the ryczka, a Polish step stool.

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Pat Murrin: How I Got Started in Woodworking

Pat Murrin: How I Got Started in Woodworking

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My name is Pat Murrin from Geneva, Illinois which is a suburb of Chicago. I started woodworking in middle school and fell in love with it. My first job soon after was refinishing mahogany Chris Craft...

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Shop Manager Bill Peck: How I Got Started in Woodworking

Shop Manager Bill Peck: How I Got Started in Woodworking

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How Fine Woodworking's shop manager Bill Peck got started in woodworking.

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Handplane Primer: Whats the difference between bench and block planes?

Handplane Primer: What's the difference between bench and block planes?

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Hand tool guru Matt Kenney demystifies hand planes describing the differences between common varieties (bench, block, smoothing, jack, jointer, and shoulder) and explaining what each is used for. He also gives tips on what planes to buy first.

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