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Drawing Curved Slats for a Chair

Drawing Curved Slats for a Chair

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A friend of mine asked me about drawing some curved back slats for a chair. The slats I was thinking about are something like you might see on a Maloof-inspired rocking chair. I thought this would...

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UPDATED: What Tools Are on Your Holiday Wish List?

UPDATED: What Tools Are on Your Holiday Wish List?

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What tools are you putting on your holiday wish list this year?

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Spalt Your Own Lumber: Drying Spalted Wood

Spalt Your Own Lumber: Drying Spalted Wood

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Drying spalted wood can be a lot easier than drying clear wood. Learn some of the basic tricks here.

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Building with Choke Cherry

Building with Choke Cherry

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An experiment in sawing, drying, and working with a not-so-common workshop wood.

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Personalizing Your SketchUp Settings

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I have been requested to update my blog entry Personalizing Your SketchUp Settings, dated November 2007, and still accessible in the archive. Since that date, there have been new versions of...

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Winners Announced at the 10th Annual Texas Furniture Makers Show

Winners Announced at the 10th Annual Texas Furniture Makers Show

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The 10th Annual Texas Furniture Makers Show awards ceremony was held on Nov 7, 2009 in Kerrville, Texas. The Judges’ Special Award sponsored by Fine Woodworking was won by Danny Kamerath of...

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Gifts from Woodworkers

Gifts from Woodworkers

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What gifts do woodworkers make?

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Dovetailed drawers are overrated

Dovetailed drawers are overrated

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Most woodworkers consider dovetailed drawers the pinnacle of design and joinery. I like them too, but other joints are just as "fine" and you shouldn't be afraid to use them.

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The Mysterious Case of the Exploding Shellac Can

The Mysterious Case of the Exploding Shellac Can

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Two reasons you should always check the date of manufacture when purchasing shellac.

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Creative Gifts Could Win You a Stanley Prize Package

Creative Gifts Could Win You a Stanley Prize Package

Enter our Holiday Gift Contest today for a shot at winning a prize package that's just "plane" awesome!

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For These Kids, Making Toys is an Entryway to Woodworking

For These Kids, Making Toys is an Entryway to Woodworking

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Sloyd education principles thrive at the Clear Spring School in Arkansas

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Thos. Moser chairs to star in one-act plays

Thos. Moser chairs to star in one-act plays

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And no, the one act isn't just sitting

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UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Zany Wooden Toys that Whiz, Spin, Pop and Fly by Bob Gilsdorf

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Zany Wooden Toys that Whiz, Spin, Pop and Fly by Bob Gilsdorf

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See who won a copy of Zany Wooden Toys that Whiz, Spin, Pop and Fly

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How to Use SketchUp to Get the Most from a Digital Woodworking Plan

How to Use SketchUp to Get the Most from a Digital Woodworking Plan

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Have you purchased a Digital Plan from FineWoodworking.com? Here's how can you take advantage of the digital file to zoom in, print, x-ray, and review every detail and measurement in SketchUp

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Cool homemade carving machine

Cool homemade carving machine

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We were sent a link to this video of a homemade carving machine made by a fellow in Germany. It is set up to carve copies of an original, using a router as the carving tool.

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New addition to my tool collection

New addition to my tool collection

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I just bought my first jointer, a 6-in. Delta made in 1959. It's a real cast iron beauty.

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Surface Prep Shootout: We Have a Winner!

Surface Prep Shootout: We Have a Winner!

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Our first-ever live streaming event was a resounding success. See who took home the top spot!

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Link Roundup: Surface Prep with Hand Tools vs. Power Tools

Link Roundup: Surface Prep with Hand Tools vs. Power Tools

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The ultimate collection of links to articles and videos that detail how to prepare a wood surface before applying a finish using hand planes and scrapers or power tools and sanders.

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The difference of having quality professional photos

The difference of having quality professional photos

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See the difference between taking your own shots and hiring a professional photographer.

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This secret cost me $20,000, but I'll let you have it for free.

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This simple little business secret cost me $20,000 and almost five years to learn. In this post I let you have it for free.

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