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Popular Item in Craft Fairs - A Pencil Holder

Popular Item in Craft Fairs - A Pencil Holder

At this time of year, our woodworking club is busy crafting small projects to sell at the Craft Fair. One popular item is the Pencil Holder. It seems simple enough, but with its miter joints...

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Book Giveaway: The Handmade Skateboard by Matt Berger

Book Giveaway: The Handmade Skateboard by Matt Berger

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Leave a comment here for a chance to win a copy of The Handmade Skateboard

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Drawers for the Highboy

Drawers for the Highboy

This is a 18th C. William & Mary Highboy that I'm currently modeling. The carcase and all joinery is complete, and I'm missing the drawers. I like to use drawers from other project models and adapt...

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A Couple of New Tools in SketchUp 2015

A Couple of New Tools in SketchUp 2015

There are a couple of new tools added to SketchUp 2015 that you might find useful in some cases. The first is the Rotated Rectangle tool. If you've been using SketchUp already, you know that the...

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Lithium Ion Battery Technology Under Fire

Lithium Ion Battery Technology Under Fire

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Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp. lays claim to the revolutionary battery technology and sets its sights on competitors.

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Tenon jig for the miter gauge

Tenon jig for the miter gauge

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This tenoning jig, which clamps to my miter gauge fence, was dead simple and fast to make. It works great.

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STL 72: Another Tablesaw Lawsuit

STL 72: Another Tablesaw Lawsuit

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We interview SawStop president Steve Gass and trial attorney John Bell regarding the latest verdict in a tablesaw liability suit. Plus, big news regarding a new SawStop product!

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UPDATE: Making Drawers by Hendrik Varju

UPDATE: Making Drawers by Hendrik Varju

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See who won a copy of Making Drawers

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Free Book Download and New Gallery Contest

Free Book Download and New Gallery Contest

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Download a free chapter from the Pocket Hole Joinery book and learn how to enter our latest gallery challenge!

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SketchUp 2015 Released Today

SketchUp 2015 Released Today

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Trimble just announced today the release of SketchUp 2015. This release has a lot to recommend it. The key thing many folks will focus on is that there's now a 64-bit version offered. This will help...

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Secret Dovetails

Secret Dovetails

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Secret dovetails seem like a lot of work but they are a classic joinery method that creates a strong joint for a case corner with the appearance of a miter. It does seem kind of a shame to hide a...

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Designing in SketchUp

Designing in SketchUp

A key benefit with SketchUp is the ability to work through design alternatives. I typically find I'm developing about ten versions of a piece of furniture before ready to go to the shop. Along the...

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STL 71: Return of the Speed Tenon

STL 71: Return of the Speed Tenon

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"Speed tenoning" gets a second look as we answer your woodworking questions

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How to cut stopped dadoes with a router table

How to cut stopped dadoes with a router table

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Here's how to rout stopped dadoes in small cabinet parts with a router table. This technique produces dadoes that are square to the front and back edges of the cabinet, and align perfectly with one another.

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Radical Conversions: Creating Woodshops in Surprising Spaces

Radical Conversions: Creating Woodshops in Surprising Spaces

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Fleshing out both the back cover and the shop gallery in 2014's Tools and Shops issue, this audio slideshow presents scores of photos of eight shops built in unexpected places.

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UPDATE: Weekend Woodturning Projects: 25 Simple projects for the home by Mark Baker

UPDATE: Weekend Woodturning Projects: 25 Simple projects for the home by Mark Baker

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See who won a copy of Weekend Woodturning Projects

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Easy levelers for shop work stands

Easy levelers for shop work stands

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Lots of folks use threaded leveling feet on the bottom of shop stands and shop furniture, but Michael Fortune has figured out a simple way to make them even more convenient.

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Holes

Holes

In Tim's recent post he showed a way to draw a series of holes in a "board". He surmised in his video that there're probably more ways to draw the holes. Well, he was right. Here's one other way...

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Post & Dowel Fixture for Workbench

Post & Dowel Fixture for Workbench

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Occasionally I need to hand plane a long board and this would be an awkward procedure without a simple fixture for the workbench. It is a Post and Dowel contraption that I found in a Tage Frid...

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STL 70: Lie-Nielsen Live

STL 70: Lie-Nielsen Live

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Hand tool maverick Thomas Lie-Nielsen sits down with Shop Talk Live

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