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Build a Ryczka: Part One

Build a Ryczka: Part One

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This step stool is an ideal first project for new woodworkers, and a Polish family favorite. Part Two will include a plan to download and step-by-step building instructions.

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Brush Your Teeth!

Brush Your Teeth!

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Regular cleaning extends the life of your saw blades and router bits and keeps them cutting at their best.

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Start Woodworking: Build a Magnetic Wood Knife Holder

Start Woodworking: Build a Magnetic Wood Knife Holder

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Make a beautiful hardwood knife holder in just a few hours with a full workshop or a minimal number of tools.

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A Router Guide For Any Groove

A Router Guide For Any Groove

Accenting your work can make all the difference between "good" and "great." A traditional touch like flutes are aesthetically appealing, but can be difficult to pull off accurately. This post will show you how to make perfectly straight and parallel grooves, in particular, flutes.

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Start Woodworking: How to make a Wooden Spice Jar Rack

Start Woodworking: How to make a Wooden Spice Jar Rack

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How to construct a simple wooden spice jar rack for the beginning woodworker.

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How to Sharpen a Handplane Iron

How to Sharpen a Handplane Iron

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Learn how to properly sharpen a plane iron by first flattening the back side of the iron before diving into the honing process.

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What I Know Now: Letters to My Beginning Woodworker Self

What I Know Now: Letters to My Beginning Woodworker Self

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Dear Beginning Woodworker: While some of the following may seem obvious, they aren't... at least, not yet.

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Garden tote is easy and useful

Garden tote is easy and useful

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I used this garden tote project to introduce my daughter to woodworking, but it is a good first project for anyone young or old. Fill it with gardening tools, and it makes a great gift, too.

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Start Woodworking: Build a Hardwood Pizza Peel

Start Woodworking: Build a Hardwood Pizza Peel

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Learn how to build a pizza peel from wood found in the scrap bin in this brand-new Start Woodworking project.

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7 Great Books for Getting Started in Woodworking

7 Great Books for Getting Started in Woodworking

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A Taunton books editor helped compile a list of great books (and DVDs) for getting started in woodworking. What do you think? Any of these your favorites? Any books that you would add?

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More on this topic: Watch season one and season two of our video series: Getting Started in Woodworking.