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Routing a Profile With Follow Me

Routing a Profile With Follow Me

I had an opportunity recently to talk with some British woodworkers about using SketchUp and a question came up regarding the order of operations specifically regarding putting a profile on the edges...

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STL 96: Tablesaws and Tool Tests

STL 96: Tablesaws and Tool Tests

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Fine Woodworking contributing editor Roland (a.k.a., Rollie) Johnson talks about how the magazine tests machinery, and drops a few details about his latest head-to-head test: compact cabinet saws. Plus, our favorite techniques of the week, loads of sharpening advice, and yet another cool use of blue tape.

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Handy Holders and Helpers from the FWW shop

Handy Holders and Helpers from the FWW shop

Although we travel to shops across North America to gather the best tips and techniques, we also have a shop of our own. And we've done a lot to make it work better over the years. Here are some of the best tips and gizmos in the Fine Woodworking shop.

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Practice Builds Skills

Practice Builds Skills

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Practice Builds Skills. Well, that's certainly nothing new, is it? I frequently get asked how I know what I know about using SketchUp. The answer is simple. I practice with it frequently. I think it...

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STL 95: Looking Back Fondly

STL 95: Looking Back Fondly

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Another Fine Woodworking staffer leaves the fold. Plus, favorite tools, inspirational articles, the value of choosing local woods, and the haunting of Gabriel?

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UPDATE: Handcut Dovetails by Hendrik Varju

UPDATE: Handcut Dovetails by Hendrik Varju

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See who won a copy of Handcut Dovetails

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Secrets of Japanese joinery

Secrets of Japanese joinery

This inside look at Sashimono, the Japanese system of traditional wood joinery, is both mind-blowing and inspiring for any woodworker.

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A Musical Table

A Musical Table

The other day we got an email about this fun table from Charlie Laidlaw in the UK. I've re-printed it here:  

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The Beautiful Bandsawn Box

The Beautiful Bandsawn Box

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California furniture maker Michael Cullen makes some of the most beautiful boxes on the planet. And he makes them start to finish on the bandsaw. This slideshow presents a wide range of his boxes with his commentary.

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A Mortise & Tenon Exercise

A Mortise & Tenon Exercise

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The Mortise & Tenon joint is probably used more than any other in woodwork, and there are a great number of varieties. Perhaps the most commonest application of the joint is in making door and other...

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52 Boxes, 52 Weeks: Ive passed the half way point

52 Boxes, 52 Weeks: I've passed the half way point

It's been a while since I posted any boxes at finewoodworking.com, but I've been cranking them out nonetheless. I'm up to 29 now.

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Mitered Frames--Different Means to the Same End

Mitered Frames--Different Means to the Same End

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Last week I did a couple of on-line training sessions with a fellow woodworker. He's just getting started with SketchUp and using a bedside table he's planning to build as a subject for learning the...

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STL 94: A Fond Farewell

STL 94: A Fond Farewell

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A Fine Woodworking staffer departs Shop Talk Live

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FWW in Search of a New Web Producer

FWW in Search of a New Web Producer

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After more than six years, Ed Pirnik is leaving the magazine. Now is your chance to become FWW.com's leading content producer.

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8-foot clamps for $8

8-foot clamps for $8

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Got a big glue-up that's too much for your pipe clamps? Just buy a few pipe couplings and turn your 4-foot clamps into 8- or even 12 footers.

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Modeling to Install a Box Lock

Modeling to Install a Box Lock

I find installations of key or box locks to be significant challenges. Locks seem to require a degree of accuracy of installation beyond normal work in the shop. Multiple recesses and holes are...

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STL 93: Nick Offermans Dream Shop

STL 93: Nick Offerman's Dream Shop

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Woodworker and actor Nick Offerman discusses the inner-workings of his dream shop

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DMT wants to hear your story

DMT wants to hear your story

As part of DMTs anniversary celebration, they want to hear your sharpening stories.

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Bandsawn Legs

Bandsawn Legs

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How do you draw a leg with two different curves? Of all the questions I get related to drawing in SketchUp, I think this one must rank right up there among the most common. I think I've covered this...

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UPDATE: Making Wood Tools with John Wilson, Second Edition

UPDATE: Making Wood Tools with John Wilson, Second Edition

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See who won copies of Making Wood Tools - 2nd Edition

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