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The Brese Small Smoother Kit: Session Two

The Brese Small Smoother Kit: Session Two

For those interested, follow me through the second session of building Ron Brese’s Small Smoother kit.In Session 1 I had infilled the plane with a practice Jarrah infill. This was to work out...

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Unique expanding tables from DB Fletcher

Unique expanding tables from DB Fletcher

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English furniture maker designs expanding tables that will blow your mind.

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Revamping a broken spokeshave

Revamping a broken spokeshave

From a throw away antique to a revamped tool

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Becksvoort honored

Becksvoort honored

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Maine arts group recognizes FWW contributing editor

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Old school woodworking: American style

Old school woodworking: American style

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Check out this movie that explains various fields in "woodworking." Seems to have been shown in shop classes well back in the day.

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Make a Plane from a Kit: Brese Small Smoother - beginnings

Make a Plane from a Kit: Brese Small Smoother - beginnings

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This was the first session of building the small smoother kit from Ron Brese.

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Maloof Memories Please

Maloof Memories Please

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Help us with a retrospective on Sam Maloof (1916-2009) Send us an email (fw-web@taunton.com) or post a comment to let us know how his life and work influenced you.

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How good factory furniture is designed

How good factory furniture is designed

One of my favorite demos at last week's Furniture Society Conference was "Concept to Market," in which a team of craftmen turned a nice design into a prototype for manufacturing.

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Furniture Society Conference had an industrial focus

Furniture Society Conference had an industrial focus

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Although the focus of this year's Furniture Society Conference was the industrial furniture-making, there still were plenty of nuggets for small-shop woodworkers, and even more for aspiring pros.

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Retirement in Florida (complete with a woodshop)

Retirement in Florida (complete with a woodshop)

Read about the woodshop at Shell Point Retirement Community

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Dilemma with Maloof Rocker Arm

Dilemma with Maloof Rocker Arm

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I was not satisfied with my first attempt at the Maloof Rocker Arm as shown in last week's blog entry. So I re-read the FWW # 42 article, "How to Make a Rocker". Each time I read Maloof's text, I...

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New Exhibit Features Never-Seen-Before Works by Sam Maloof

New Exhibit Features Never-Seen-Before Works by Sam Maloof

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The Riverside Art Museum (RAM) in Riverside, California, is currently running an exhibit celebrating the work of one of woodworking's most iconic figures, Sam Maloof. The exhibit, titled Grace and...

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Dovetail Joints in SketchUp Made Easy

Dovetail Joints in SketchUp Made Easy

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A new plugin for SketchUp makes it dead simple to add dovetails to your model

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The Faces of Woodworking

The Faces of Woodworking

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Some of my favorite pictures never made it into the pages of Fine Woodworking. Take a look at a few of them.

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Innovative Workstation for African Carpenters

Innovative Workstation for African Carpenters

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American woodworker and teacher Jeffry Lohr and his wife, Linda, teamed up with a Ghanaian carpenter to help lift people in the West African nation from the grips of poverty

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San Diego guild show shines again

San Diego guild show shines again

The San Diego Fine Woodworkers Association put on another great woodworking expo at the Del Mar County Fairgrounds this year.

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Wooden hat blocks -- bandsaw skills that you may never need

Wooden hat blocks -- bandsaw skills that you may never need

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The craft of hat block making is running short of skilled tradespeople. This video shows a craftsman cutting wooden blanks for hat blocks on the bandsaw.

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Making a Wooden Hinge for a Box

Making a Wooden Hinge for a Box

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Shaping a wooden hinge with hand- and power tools.

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Another Look at Creating Plans From a SketchUp Model

Another Look at Creating Plans From a SketchUp Model

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I just finished up a new set of plans and thought it would be nice to use it as another example of how I create plans from a SketchUp model. This plan is my interpretation of L. Francis...

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Free Plan:  Light, Strong Sawhorses

Free Plan: Light, Strong Sawhorses

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These easy to make sawhorses are light, sturdy, and stack neatly when not in use. A simple scarf joint with a spline is glued and screwed to the legs, and that's all there is to the joinery.

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