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North Bennet Street School Turns 125

North Bennet Street School Turns 125

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This slide show is rich with photos of furniture by graduates of Boston's North Bennet Street School, the preeminent training ground for furniture makers with a period focus.

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John Cederquist honored by Furniture Society

John Cederquist honored by Furniture Society

His cartoony, trick-the-eye furniture isn't for everyone, but there's no doubting John Cederquist's talent. His techniques are cool, too.

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Emma Frid 1918 - 2010

Emma Frid 1918 - 2010

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Furniture makers remember Emma Frid, Tage Frid’s wife, who passed away on Friday at the age of 92.

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Materials, Colors, and Textures 3

Materials, Colors, and Textures 3

This is the third entry of a series on Materials, Colors and Textures. The first two blog entries covered the easy application of colors. This entry moves on to the application of wood grain finish...

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Fast Fix: Vise Insert Prevents Racking

Fast Fix: Vise Insert Prevents Racking

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Learn how to build a simple insert that will prevent wear-and-tear on your bench vise and offer a firmer grip to your workpieces.

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I like my lumber deliveries fast, not on fire

I like my lumber deliveries fast, not on fire

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Some guy in Dallas allegedly stole a tractor trailor full of lumber and led police on a long chase. As a former lumber-truck driver, I can relate to some of his moves. I dreampt about them often...

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19th Century German Lathe in Minnesota

19th Century German Lathe in Minnesota

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Great-grandfather brought this lathe to America from Germany in 1843.

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Garry Bennett Trestle Table for Charity: Buy a piece of woodworking history

Garry Bennett Trestle Table for Charity: Buy a piece of woodworking history

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One of Garry Bennett's iconic trestle tables will be auctioned off this weekend at the Furniture Society Conference in Boston

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Fathers Day Gifts You Can Build

Father's Day Gifts You Can Build

These four projects make great gifts and can be built in less than three days.

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Materials, Colors, and Textures 2

Materials, Colors, and Textures 2

In this second coloring example, I will shown how to color edges or lines different than the standard black. Often, I like to show the sight lines on a Windsor chair seat in a contrasting colorStep...

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Better than seeing The Lord in a grilled-cheese sandwich

Better than seeing The Lord in a grilled-cheese sandwich

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The 2010 Design in Wood show at the San Diego County Fair contains the most amazing piece of wood I've ever seen.

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An Upholstered Chair Cushion

An Upholstered Chair Cushion

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Our reader, Nollie, asked about how to make a cushion for a dining chair he's working on. Here's a simple approach to create a cushion. I'm using a model I did awhile back of Kevin Rodel's Arts and...

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Do woodworkers hold the key to a quick clean-up of the gulf oil spill?

Do woodworkers hold the key to a quick clean-up of the gulf oil spill?

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Frequent contributor Doug Stowe has found that sawdust absorbs water-borne oil, making it easy to scoop out of the water. Is this the solution BP needs to clean up the mess they've made in the Gulf of Mexico?

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Who needs a saw? Just blow up the next tree you need to fell

Who needs a saw? Just blow up the next tree you need to fell

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In this video, which I first saw on Charles Neil's blog, is a riot. Two guys use explosives (denoted with a rifle) to take down two trees in the Texas wilds.

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How to Mill Lumber

How to Mill Lumber

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Learn how to mill and prepare rough lumber for your furniture projects.

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Open House at Phil Lowes School

Open House at Phil Lowe's School

See student work and get a feel for what goes on at the Furniture Insitute of Massachusetts

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Where do editors come from?

Where do editors come from?

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I recently looked back at the winding path that led me to the best job of my life: being the editor of Fine Woodworking.

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New Sliding Miter Saw from Bosch

New Sliding Miter Saw from Bosch

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Bosch's new slider doesn't have slide tubes, so you can put it right against the wall.

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How to Get Published in Fine Woodworking

How to Get Published in Fine Woodworking

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Find out how to submit your furniture for publication online or in Fine Woodworking magazine's "Readers Gallery" section.

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Two Truly Big Tables

Two Truly Big Tables

A series of posts about two rather large conference tables we're working on ... one 26' x 9' and one 20' x 8'

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