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This Built America: The Great Alaskan Bowl Company

This Built America: The Great Alaskan Bowl Company

Handmade wooden bowls crafted in the heart of America's last frontier.

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Latticework on a Chinese Cabinet Door

Latticework on a Chinese Cabinet Door

Drawing multiple openings for things such as divided light windows and doors, face frame grids or the latticework on the doors of this antique Chinese cabinet can be a very tedious process. Maybe...

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STL 66: SawStop Gets a Slider

STL 66: SawStop Gets a Slider

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This week we get a live report on new tools and machinery at the International Woodworking Fair, plus our tips on getting a serious start in furniture making.

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New Tool News from the International Woodworking Fair

New Tool News from the International Woodworking Fair

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Get the scoop on the latest tool and machinery releases from General International, SawStop, Triton, Lee Valley, and more!

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Esherick Museum is a woodworking mecca

Esherick Museum is a woodworking mecca

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The Wharton Esherick Museum, just outside Philadelphia, preserves the amazing house and studio of this forefather of the studio furniture movement, just as he left them when he died in 1970. For furnituremakers, it is a must see.

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A Coffin - An Exercise in Angles 2

A Coffin - An Exercise in Angles 2

Last time I introduced the Coffin and its complex angles. I showed the early design process of the model, and developed the bottom shape, the Foot End and the Side. I explained that the design should...

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Mortises in Round Legs--Trim and Keep

Mortises in Round Legs--Trim and Keep

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Generally, when I create SketchUp models of furniture, I like to get the bulk of the modeling completed and then go back and add joinery. As I've demonstrated in many of my blog posts, I make the...

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STL 65: Wicked Workshop Tips

STL 65: Wicked Workshop Tips

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This week: our quest to help listeners build the best workshops possible

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UPDATE: The Creative Woodturner by Terry Martin

UPDATE: The Creative Woodturner by Terry Martin

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See who won a copy of The Creative Woodturner

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Festool Domino Accessories for Imperial Woodworkers

Festool Domino Accessories for Imperial Woodworkers

More on working with the Festool Domino's imperial measurement system

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Inlaying Pearl, and Abalone

Inlaying Pearl, and Abalone

    Cutting out the Pearl and Abalone and inserting into this marquetry panel was a little time consuming but very enjoyable. Using basically the Window Method for cutting in veneer. Cutting out...

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A Coffin - An Exercise in Angles

A Coffin - An Exercise in Angles

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This simple looking box, can turn out to be a challenge in SketchUp and in the shop. The angles create the difficulty, particularly in corner joinery - in this case being dovetails. The video shows...

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The Most Incredible Table Youll Ever See

The Most Incredible Table You'll Ever See

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Just try to wrap your head around this engineering marvel

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John Lee: Extra Texture with a Twist

John Lee: Extra Texture with a Twist

Irishman John Lee builds furniture that combines impeccable craftsmanship with bold innovation in forms and texture. This audio slideshow presents a peek into his processes.

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Centering the Festool Domino on Imperial Based Materials

Centering the Festool Domino on Imperial Based Materials

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Learn how to get around the Festool Domino's one caveat for U.S.-based furniture makers

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Students turn a $15 table into $2,000

Students turn a $15 table into $2,000

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Two students at the Chippendale International School of Furniture, in East Lothian, Scotland, beautifully restored a 1940s pine table that they rescued from the top of a bonfire.

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Amazing sculpture puts marbles in motion

Amazing sculpture puts marbles in motion

Karl Hale builds "kinetic sculptures," beautiful works of wood that combine an artists's eye with an engineer's mechanical genius. This one, called "One Eternal Round," makes marbles climb, fly, and follow labyrinthine tracks in an endless dance.

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Substitute a Texture for Geometry

Substitute a Texture for Geometry

Sometimes the models I draw have repeated details that can be very tedious to draw. Unless I need to show that detail up close, I will consider using a texture material instead. In a blog post I made...

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Woodworking in an Old Shop

Woodworking in an Old Shop

Philip Lowe gets to work like an 18th century woodworker

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