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Draw an Ascending Volute

Draw an Ascending Volute

Recently a fellow asked about how to draw a volute in which the center is higher that the outside. This will be for the columns on a decorative fireplace surround. Here's a method that works pretty...

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STL 118: Dovetail tips and favorite techniques

STL 118: Dovetail tips and favorite techniques

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Highlights from Matt’s appearance on The Highland Woodworker show. Handsaw buying advice. Plus the guys share tips on half-blind dovetails and their all-time favorite techniques of all time... for this week.

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MotC - Lacework in Wood

MotC - Lacework in Wood

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Pascal Oudet produces oak turnings that are as surprising as they are beautiful. By turning very thin and then sandblasting away the spring growth rings, he creates stunning pieces that are mostly air. This slide show presents a wide range of his astonishing work and a peek into his shop to see how he makes it.

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A Childs Windsor Rocker

A Child's Windsor Rocker

I'm currently working on a Child's Fan-Back Arm Chair. The original was built in about 1760 in New England. However, I am converting this original design to a Rocker.  I chose a knife-blade style...

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FWW Quiz: How well do you know our authors?

FWW Quiz: How well do you know our authors?

Can you identify 32 of our authors from the last 40 years?

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STL 117: Catching up with Gary Rogowski

STL 117: Catching up with Gary Rogowski

We get the lowdown on Gary Rogowski’s mentoring program for high-school woodworkers. Plus, what’s up with the new magazine cover design? And our all-time favorite tools of all time... for this week.

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UPDATE: Two Book Giveaway: Whittling Handbook and Stickmaking Handbook

UPDATE: Two Book Giveaway: Whittling Handbook and Stickmaking Handbook

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See who won a copy of Whittling Handbook and Stickmaking Handbook

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Orbiting Inside

Orbiting Inside

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When I'm drawing a model in SketchUp I tend to draw parts in place. this allows me to use what I've already drawn as reference for the next parts that need to be drawn. It I was working on a model of...

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Carving Gouge Selection for Bell Flower Inlay

Carving Gouge Selection for Bell Flower Inlay

This next semester at school, I will be teaching the construction of a Baltimore Pembroke Table. It features beautiful holly inlay and stringing in the mahogany pieces. The table also includes...

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STL 116: Fine Woodworking Live returns

STL 116: Fine Woodworking Live returns

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Tom chats a bit about Fine Woodworking Live, which is making a comeback in 2017. Plus favorite furniture and a new segment, All Time Favorite Article of All Time... for This Week.

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Wendell Castle Shop Tour

Wendell Castle Shop Tour

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Tour of Wendell Castles amazing shop with ALL the big toys including his new carving robot.

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Adding Some Details

Adding Some Details

In my previous blog post I showed a way to convert geometry for a frame and panel door into separate components. In the video, here, I'm fleshing out the door with the various joinery...

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A Reflection on Leonard Lee, founder of Lee Valley and Veritas

A Reflection on Leonard Lee, founder of Lee Valley and Veritas

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Leonard Lee, founder and longtime CEO of Lee Valley and Veritas, died July 7, 2016. On a passion for tools he built a powerhouse company that delivered superb products to woodworkers around the globe.

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Furniture Society Conference 2016 - Tool Survey

Furniture Society Conference 2016 - Tool Survey

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Rubbing elbows with some of the countries most gifted woodworkers and finding out what tools they use. Join in the fun, take the survey and enter a chance to win a signed Wendell Castle poster.

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Final Step: A Small Six-board Chest

Final Step: A Small Six-board Chest

The following are the final steps in modeling the Small Six-board Chest. Now that the Till Top is installed with its dowel pivot joints, test the rotation by choosing the Rotate Tool. With the Till...

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STL 115: Crotch walnut by another name

STL 115: Crotch walnut by another name

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With Tom on vacation Ben fills in as host. Mike and Matt argue cast iron vs. bronze, miter saw specs, and whether Mike actually works on his cars or not... he doesn't.

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UPDATE: Fine Woodworking on Marquetry and Veneer

UPDATE: Fine Woodworking on Marquetry and Veneer

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See who won a copy of Fine Woodworking on Marquetry and Veneer

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Converting Geometry to Components

Converting Geometry to Components

The other day I received an e-mail from a gentleman who asking for some SketchUp help. It seems he'd gotten so involved in drawing his model, he'd forgotten to make components as he progressed with...

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Poll: Cutting Tenon Cheeks

Poll: Cutting Tenon Cheeks

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Take our poll now. How do you cut your tenon cheeks?

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Dewalts Flex-Volt points to the  future of cordless

Dewalt's Flex-Volt points to the future of cordless

DeWalt is a power tool company that makes tools for contractors that we woodworkers take a liking to. If you are a power-tool guru, a contractor, or if, like me, you're a woodworker who does an awful...

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