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Williamsburg Conference - Early Virginian Desk on Stand

Williamsburg Conference - Early Virginian Desk on Stand

Again, I attended the Colonial Williamsburg Conference Working Wood in the 18th Century. This year's subject was Desks and the conference leadership, Cabinetmakers, and Joiners presented five...

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Mind bending grain wrap for your next box

Mind bending grain wrap for your next box

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It's not unusual to use a four corner grain match when making a box. Check out how I created a 12 corner grain match when I made a pair of boxes that sit together on a small tray.

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Book Giveaway: Arts & Crafts Furniture Projects

Book Giveaway: Arts & Crafts Furniture Projects

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Leave a comment here for a chance to win a copy of Arts & Crafts Furniture Projects

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is digital manufacturing a friend or a foe?

is digital manufacturing a friend or a foe?

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A friend sent me a link yesterday to a blog post on the FWW website asking the question: "Is technology killing the craft of furniture?" Judging from the 35 comments there in the last two days, it...

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A Round Table with a Glass Top part 3

A Round Table with a Glass Top part 3

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In this, the third and final installment of the video series on this little round Hungarian table, I'll finish up the details and add some materials. The first step will be to add the mortises in the...

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STL 76: The Drunken Woodworker

STL 76: The Drunken Woodworker

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STL 75: Return of the Tool Bomb This week on Shop Talk Live, the gang recounts some of their worst tool purchases ever, in a brand-new edition of our Tool Bombs segment. Then it's off to the races as...

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Turning a Slick Handle for a Slick Chisel

Turning a Slick Handle for a Slick Chisel

Plans and dimensions to make a timber framing slick handle

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UPDATE: Furniture Design & Construction by Graham Blackburn

UPDATE: Furniture Design & Construction by Graham Blackburn

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See who won a copy of Furniture Design & Construction

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The Woodworking Shows, Northeast.

The Woodworking Shows, Northeast.

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Vendors, instructors, and waves of woodworkers gather in Springfield, Mass.

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Furniture Student Builds Reproduction of Emily Dickinsons Bureau

Furniture Student Builds Reproduction of Emily Dickinson's Bureau

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A young furniture maker gets in touch with the past, and helps reconstruct Emily Dickinson's bedroom.

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Is Digital Manufacturing a Friend or a Foe?

Is Digital Manufacturing a Friend or a Foe?

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Technology accelerates the building process, and makes new forms possible, but how much is too much? Is handmade still better than machine-made?

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UPDATE: Making Frame and Panel Doors by Hendrik Varju

UPDATE: Making Frame and Panel Doors by Hendrik Varju

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Check out the winner's review of Making Frame and Panel Doors

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Join Us in Colonial Williamsburg

Join Us in Colonial Williamsburg

18th-century desk forms take center stage at the 17th annual Working Wood in the 18th Century conference

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Beautility Exhibition is all About Practical Beauty in Craft

"Beautility" Exhibition is all About Practical Beauty in Craft

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The Messler Gallery show features everyday items that are beautiful, wooden, and made by hand.

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Dimensions - In Perspective, Orthographic, and Detail

Dimensions - In Perspective, Orthographic, and Detail

In continuing the discussion on dimensions, I show in this video my standard methods and procedure. And I should point out that the dimensioning features I show, are all available in the Free or Make...

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A Round Table with a Glass Top part 2

A Round Table with a Glass Top part 2

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Happy New Year! This is the second installment of the Round Table with a Glass Top. In the first part I got all the parts drawn. In this second part, I'll add the joinery. I admit I haven't the...

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The Weirdest Handplane Ive Ever Used

The Weirdest Handplane I've Ever Used

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Despite its bad reputation, I've fallen in love with a Stanley No. 55 universal handplane

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SketchUps Dimension Tool

SketchUp's Dimension Tool

This blog post is in response to a reader's comment regarding the Dimension tool. He remarked that he couldn't find the Dimension tool and wondered if it is not available in the free version of the...

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STL 75: Return of the Tool Bomb

STL 75: Return of the Tool Bomb

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Recounting our worst tool purchases ever. Plus, your questions on tablesaws, router tables, handplanes, and more.

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Sometimes hand tools cut the joint faster and easier

Sometimes hand tools cut the joint faster and easier

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Power tools and machines are fast and accurate, but they don't always beat hand tools. A set of dadoes needed for a small shelf is a good example of when to pull out the hand tools for joinery.

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