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STL 90: Gorilla Glue for Fine Furniture

STL 90: Gorilla Glue for Fine Furniture

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Is Gorilla Glue a viable option for furniture makers? Or will it amount to a sticky, foamy, nightmare-of-a-mess?

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UPDATE: The Kaleidoscopes of Steven Gray: A Journey of Fantasy by Vince Cianfichi

UPDATE: The Kaleidoscopes of Steven Gray: A Journey of Fantasy by Vince Cianfichi

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See who won a copy of The Kaleidoscopes of Steven Gray

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Hank Gilpin: Practicality with Zing

Hank Gilpin: Practicality with Zing

This audio slide show presents a bounty of woodwork by the Rhode Island furniture legend Hank Gilpin, whose waterfall armchair is on this month's back cover.

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Furniture Drawing Styles - Old vs. New

Furniture Drawing Styles - Old vs. New

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I'm continually interested in furniture drawing styles. I admire many of the older styles (pre-computer) for their beauty and efficiency. It's hard to imagine how they were able to get so much...

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Drawing Roundovers on Intersecting Parts

Drawing Roundovers on Intersecting Parts

This is a model based on a stool designed by Pierre Jeanneret and manufactured in the 1950's in both France and India. I came across a couple of photos of an original and decided to use it for my...

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Turned Cylinder or Paper Towel Roll?

Turned Cylinder or Paper Towel Roll?

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I rarely use Materials and Textures in my SketchUp files. While these are critical features for many SketchUp users, I'm not so motivated to make the hardware and wood look more realistic. Im...

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STL 89: Workbench Wisdom

STL 89: Workbench Wisdom

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This week on Shop Talk Live—plenty of questions on workbench construction and bench vise basics

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Using Follow Me--Some Setup Considerations

Using Follow Me--Some Setup Considerations

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Follow Me is one of the most useful native tools in Sketchup for creating complex shapes. If the tools in SketchUp have analogues in the shop, Follow Me can be thought of as a router or shaper as...

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Angled Dovetails - Knife Tray - Third Phase

Angled Dovetails - Knife Tray - Third Phase

This is the third in a series on modeling this 18th C. Williamsburg Knife Tray. In this episode I show the making of the angled dovetails in the corners. As you might expect, the splayed angle in...

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STL 88: Marquetry Master Craig Thibodeau

STL 88: Marquetry Master Craig Thibodeau

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Furniture maker Craig Thibodeau sits in for an interview on this week's edition

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A Different Take on a Pie Crust Table

A Different Take on a Pie Crust Table

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How to make a pie crust edge on a mid-century modern side table with a "guitar pick" shaped top.

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Woodturning in Pittsburgh

Woodturning in Pittsburgh

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A recap of the AAW's 29th annual Symposium

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Marble maze is mesmerizing

Marble maze is mesmerizing

Karl Hale is at it again, with another "kinetic sculpture," this one even greater than the last. Watch this and feel happy.

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52 boxes, 52 weeks: Boxes 9, 10, and 11

52 boxes, 52 weeks: Boxes 9, 10, and 11

Although I've missed a few weeks of posting about the boxes I've been making, I'm stilling making them! This post gets me caught up.

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The Art of Wood

The Art of Wood

Mendocino Coast Furnituremakers Present: “The Art of Wood”

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A Wooden Canteen

A Wooden Canteen

Recently I was contacted by a fellow who is into historical re-enactments. He was looking for a plan for a wooden canteen and wondered if I could draw one for him. He had a couple of photos of a...

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Channeling Duncan Phyfes Extraordinary Skill

Channeling Duncan Phyfe's Extraordinary Skill

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Woodworker Allan Breed demonstrates techniques attributed to Phyfe as part of a Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition

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UPDATE: Queen Anne Furniture: History, design and construction by Norman Vandal

UPDATE: Queen Anne Furniture: History, design and construction by Norman Vandal

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See who won a copy of Queen Anne Furniture

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Trees trained to grow into furniture

Trees trained to grow into furniture

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UK woodworker and arborist Gavin Munro uses custom frames and expert grafting to coax trees into precise shapes for furniture and other wood items.

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Williamsburg Knife Tray - Phase 2

Williamsburg Knife Tray - Phase 2

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This is second in a series re-constructing the 18th Century Williamsburg Knife Tray. In the first episode, I showed the tracing over of a hand-drawn sketch. These traced-over shapes (faces) were...

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