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Great Rockler projects for brand-new woodworkers

Great Rockler projects for brand-new woodworkers

The innovators at Rockler haven't forgotten the wishful woodworkers, on the outside looking into the craft. These five products make it easy for anyone to create a useful project, with very few tools.

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Check Out This Gilded Furniture Restoration

Check Out This Gilded Furniture Restoration

Frequent contributor and finishing expert, Peter Gedrys, recently restored the furniture collection from the Lowes Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, New York. The theatre, which originally opened in 1929...

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Burial Urns for Veterans

Burial Urns for Veterans

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Recently I did a volunteer SketchUp job for a group of woodworkers in North Carolina. They are building simple burial urns for veterans using their donated time and materials. These urns are getting...

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STL 84: One Big Problem with Helical Cutterheads

STL 84: One Big Problem with Helical Cutterheads

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Helical cutterheads suck big power

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Turning a Better Honey Dipper

Turning a Better Honey Dipper

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Frustrated by a poorly designed turning, I set out to turn my own improved honey dipper.

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Simplify Dovetail Joinery with a Flip-Block

Simplify Dovetail Joinery with a Flip-Block

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Handy jig makes scribing dovetail joinery a bit easier

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52 boxes in 52 weeks

52 boxes in 52 weeks

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Read how one editor has set himself a big design challege: make 52 boxes in 52 weeks. And see his first two boxes.

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Jumbo Jenga from 2x4s

Jumbo Jenga from 2x4's

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Your favorite block stacking game, with a twist

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A Simple Lattice

A Simple Lattice

I was having a conversation with a friend who designs some beautiful high end kitchens and other interior spaces using SketchUp. He was showing me a sliding pet gate that his client wants to...

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Quick Tip for Cutting Round Tenons

Quick Tip for Cutting Round Tenons

On a recent project, I needed to add round tenons to the end of a board. I could have drilled holes and glued in a dowel, but this simple solution was faster.

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Using Biscuit Slots to Mount a Tabletop

Using Biscuit Slots to Mount a Tabletop

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Biscuit slots and mounting clips are a simple, quick way to attach a tabletop

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Lessons in Flip Along

Lessons in "Flip Along"

The Flip Along function is one of the most confusing for newcomers to SketchUp. But it's a feature that's hard to avoid in woodworking because we continually flip, or mirror, components in our...

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Large Elliptical Cutting Jig

Large Elliptical Cutting Jig

        For the top of this art Nouveau style coffee table top which is 60" wide by 80" long, needing to cut a perfect ellipse onto 1" thick 17 ply apple plywood. To make this cutting jig I used...

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STL 83: Outfit Your Shop for Under 2-Grand

STL 83: Outfit Your Shop for Under 2-Grand

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A super-cool mortising jig, setting up shop for under 2-grand, and Ed's bench battles a skunk.

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The Up-Please Project

The Up-Please Project

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This fun-to-build step stool let's your child be at just the right height to help with any number of counter-height activities. With knock-down joinery, it easily stores away when not in use.

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Bandsaw mills are more affordable than ever

Bandsaw mills are more affordable than ever

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FWW contributing editor Michael Fortune has been raving about his Woodland Mills bandsaw mill, which can turn huge logs into lumber and retails for under $3,000.

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The ultimate jig for making jigs

The ultimate jig for making jigs

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FWW router legend Pat Warner has topped even himself with this incredible shop-built machine, which machines both wood and metal to within 0.001 in. It is designed to give birth to other jigs, just as precise.

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Watch a Woodworking Master at Work with His Carving

Watch a Woodworking Master at Work with His Carving

Our pal and frequent contributor, Phil Lowe, recently was part of an exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum in Massachusetts - sort of. He starred in the background. They showed videos of him during "In...

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A Classic Bicycle Gets Re-Imagined... In Wood

A Classic Bicycle Gets Re-Imagined... In Wood

One crazy woodworker finds a creative outlet through his woodworking- and his only goal is making folks smile.

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