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A Little Round Plant Stand

A Little Round Plant Stand

I sketched out this little plant stand the other day as a short diversion from a very large SketchUp project I've been working on. Sometimes I find it nice to be able to just make a quick model that...

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Experiments in Kumiko Woodwork—Part II

Experiments in Kumiko Woodwork—Part II

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Finishing up the grid work went faster than I thought it would.

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Miter Joints

Miter Joints

Miter joints can be somewhat stressful in furniture making. They look easy enough, but in execution, that is design, construction, fastening, strengthening, and gluing, the task can be formidable. In...

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Chair Design Reinterprets Classic 80s Icon

Chair Design Reinterprets Classic 80's Icon

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With spalted cherry and uncomplicated joinery, this chair is one furniture maker's interpretation of a classic 80's icon

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Experiments in Kumiko Woodwork—Part I

Experiments in Kumiko Woodwork—Part I

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When it came to spicing up a door panel on a wall cabinet, I decided to try my hand at a traditional Japanese technique borrowed from shoji screen making.

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Bosch Releases a Flesh Detecting Tablesaw

Bosch Releases a Flesh Detecting Tablesaw

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Big news for the tablesaw industry as Bosch announces a new kid on the block

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My New Source for Great Reclaimed Furniture Lumber

My New Source for Great Reclaimed Furniture Lumber

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Renovation work leads to a nice find in old floor boards

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Making SketchUp Your Own on the Mac

Making SketchUp Your Own on the Mac

In my previous blog post I wrote about setting up SketchUp to suit your preferences. I showed how I make my setup on the PC. For the most part everything is exactly the same on the Mac. The key...

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Miter Blocks are a Great Tool for Cutting Tiny Trim

Miter Blocks are a Great Tool for Cutting Tiny Trim

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This quick-to-build workbench jig makes cutting tiny trim pieces a breeze

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STL 80:  Workbench Troubles

STL 80: Workbench Troubles

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Workbench troubles, understanding power tool and machinery speed settings, and a healthy dose of self-deprecation with an all-new Smooth Moves segment

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UPDATE: Woodcarving Basics by David Sabol

UPDATE: Woodcarving Basics by David Sabol

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See who won a copy of Woodcarving Basics

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Eye-Catching Upholstery for a Hand-Carved Chippendale Chair

Eye-Catching Upholstery for a Hand-Carved Chippendale Chair

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This side chair's slip-seat is upholstered with traditional materials- check out the entire process and see how it was done!

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Weaving an Ash Splint Seat for Shaker Ladderback

Weaving an Ash Splint Seat for Shaker Ladderback

I've been building the Shaker Ladderback Armchair in the shop for a couple weeks. The most difficult construction was the ash splint seat. I cut the ash from a local tree about 1/16-in. thick and...

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Not all miters need reinforcement

Not all miters need reinforcement

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Learn why the miter joints on small boxes don't need to be reinforced. If you make and glue them together properly, they're plenty strong on their own.

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STL 79: Eds Mysterious Basement Experience

STL 79: Ed's Mysterious Basement Experience

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What's Ed doing in a strange basement and why is his wife taking all the "credit?" Plus, your questions on restoring vintage machinery, setting up a new jointer, and a whole lot more.

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St. Louis woodworker makes belts for Paris runway

St. Louis woodworker makes belts for Paris runway

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Collin Garrity has landed a number of jobs for fashion designers. His latest, a laminated veneer belt, will hit the runways of Paris Fashion Week on March 4.

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Woodworker donates all sales to Third-World kids

Woodworker donates all sales to Third-World kids

After John Roccanova had filled his house with his furniture and woodcrafts, he began making items for charity. To date, he has raised $31,000 for projects in Africa, and launched a nonprofit to support his efforts.

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Simple tip for fast, accurate chair joints

Simple tip for fast, accurate chair joints

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Make a wedge and use it to cut all of the angled joinery in a dining chair.

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Making SketchUp Your Own

Making SketchUp Your Own

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If you're new to using SketchUp on of the first things you should do is customize it to your needs. You can place the toolbars you want to see and create a template to give you a good starting point...

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Woodwork On a Car? This Studebaker Fastback Has Jaw-Dropping Wood Grain

Woodwork On a Car? This Studebaker Fastback Has Jaw-Dropping Wood Grain

A bygone concept car from 1951 is made a reality... with compound joinery, sapele, quilted maple, and a showstopping finish

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