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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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Angled Box Joints

Angled Box Joints

On of our regular blog readers asked me how to draw box joints for a box which has all four sides set at a 15° angle from vertical. It seems like a daunting task but fortunately there's a plugin...

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Simple push stick for safe bandsaw cuts

Simple push stick for safe bandsaw cuts

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The best ideas are often the simplest, like this push stick for the bandsaw, from the ingenious Tim Rousseau.

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Ingenious Low-Tech Glue Pot

Ingenious Low-Tech Glue Pot

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Furniture master Tim Rousseau loves Old Brown Glue, a liquid form of hide glue, and has found the perfect way to keep at just the right temperature for spreading.

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Curtis Buchanan: Windsor Master

Curtis Buchanan: Windsor Master

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Curtis Buchanan is widely known for the impeccable Windsor chairs he's been making for thirty years, but also for his gift as a storyteller. This audio slide show captures him in fine form discussing his chairs, his shop, and his career.

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A road trip pays off with nice lumber

A road trip pays off with nice lumber

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A recent commission was a great excuse to hit the road to search out some awesome lumber.

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Woodworking Students Win Big

Woodworking Students Win Big

Recent student scholarship competiton reveals great talent

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Come to the Colonial Williamsburg Conference on 18th-Century Desks

Come to the Colonial Williamsburg Conference on 18th-Century Desks

I'm happy to announce that registration is open for the 17th annual Working Wood in the 18th Century conference, "Desks: The Write Stuff," presented by Colonial Williamsburg and Fine Woodworking...

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Soup-to-Nuts Handplane Restoration

Soup-to-Nuts Handplane Restoration

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Get the scoops on a new long-form video series covering every aspect of vintage handplane restoration

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