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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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How to make a living building furniture

How to make a living building furniture

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I've met a lot of pro woodworkers during my 15 years at FWW, enough to know that is it not an easy way to make a living. Changing your mentality from hobbyist to a pro is the key. This guide, from a successful furniture maker in the Pacific Northwest, is one of the best I've read.

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Hybrid Tool Chest, Part I

Hybrid Tool Chest, Part I

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Managing my way through a beginner's toolbox project.

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$73 jig changes tablesaw joinery

$73 jig changes tablesaw joinery

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A small tool company is offering a simple setup tool that will revolutionize tablesaw joinery of all kinds--from grooves and dadoes to drawer joinery. And it couldn't be easier to use.

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A Round Table with a Glass Top part 1

A Round Table with a Glass Top part 1

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The other day I was poking around the Internet looking at various used furniture sites and came across a small round table with a glass top. It was made in Hungary around 1910. I decided to use the...

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Reconstructing a NW Chair Co. Rocker

Reconstructing a NW Chair Co. Rocker

A reader is interested in making a SketchUp model of a comfortable family rocker. (The original was made in the early 1900's by the Northwest Chair Co in Tacoma, WA.) The reader worked-up a trial...

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STL 74: Mastering the Molding Plane

STL 74: Mastering the Molding Plane

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Awesome molding planes, Matt Kenney's bogus sick call, plus your woodworking questions answered

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A Woodworking Public Service Announcement from Nick Offerman

A Woodworking Public Service Announcement from Nick Offerman

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Nick Offerman warns the community about the perils of mixing fine alcohol with your favorite activities.

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A Recessed Finger Pull on a Sliding Lid

A Recessed Finger Pull on a Sliding Lid

Earlier this week I had an e-mail from a friend. He's working on a model of a wine box with a sliding lid. He was at the point of drawing in a recessed finger pull and was looking for suggestions on...

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A Pencil Post Bed

A Pencil Post Bed

I'm working this design of a queen-size bed. In this case the mattress does not use a box spring, rather sits on a solid foundation. All the Post and Rail joinery is accomplished with Bed Bolts, and...

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Molding Planes are Beautiful Bargain-Priced Tools

Molding Planes are Beautiful Bargain-Priced Tools

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Junk shops and flea markets are hitting me hard in the wallet--but boy is it worth it!

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Cabinetry Contest Winners Announced

Cabinetry Contest Winners Announced

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The votes are in for the two top cabinets in our recent gallery challenge

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Update: The Handmade Skateboard by Matt Berger

Update: The Handmade Skateboard by Matt Berger

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See who won a copy of The Handmade Skateboard

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Dean Pulver: Sculpted Furniture

Dean Pulver: Sculpted Furniture

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Dean Pulver's innovative furniture reflects his training as a sculptor, his affection for the crafts of primitive cultures, and his surroundings in New Mexico's high desert. In this slideshow he describes his work and his career path.

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Mexican reader hosts Fine Woodworking weekend

Mexican reader hosts Fine Woodworking weekend

Fine Woodworking superfan, Manual Chaos Urquiza, recently invited FWW contributing editor Michael Fortune to teach a weekend workshop in his hometown of Querétaro, Mexico. More than a dozen local woodworking fans attended, and had a blast learning how to bend wood.

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STL 73: Sticking it to the EU

STL 73: Sticking it to the EU

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Seems like some guys still rip without a fence. Plus—is it possible to outfit a European tablesaw with a dado set?

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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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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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