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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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Steel City Tool Works Ceases Operations

Steel City Tool Works Ceases Operations

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The tool company started "By Woodworkers, For Woodworkers" closes its doors

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Angled and Tapered Mortises

Angled and Tapered Mortises

Recently I had an e-mail from a woodworker who is getting started with SketchUp. He was struggling with drawing angled mortises. He was trying to use Push/Pull but of course Push/Pull only works in...

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STL 82: Matt Kenneys Controversial Arrest

STL 82: Matt Kenney's Controversial Arrest

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Mike and Ed break the bad news about the supposed arrest of Matt Kenney before diving into questions on sharpening, workbenches, woodworking clamps, and a whole lot more.

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UPDATE: Shaker Oval Boxes, Volume 1 by John Wilson

UPDATE: Shaker Oval Boxes, Volume 1 by John Wilson

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See who won a copy of Shaker Oval Boxes

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Fine Furniture Created by Inmates from New Hampshire and Maine Correctional Facilities

Fine Furniture Created by Inmates from New Hampshire and Maine Correctional Facilities

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  "A New Path: Prison Furniture Making Program," is an exhibition, presented by the New Hampshire Furniture Masters, of works by inmates participating in the Furniture Masters' Prison Outreach...

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When to use Groups

When to use "Groups"

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You may be curious about using "Groups" vs. "Components". Often our blog posts have emphasized the importance and effectiveness of "Components". On rare occasion we may make a Group, but Components...

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River City Bicycles: No Shortcuts

River City Bicycles: No Shortcuts

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Owner Dave Guettler discusses how he has managed to sneak his passion for woodworking into a successful bicycle business.

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