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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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Materials, Colors, and Textures 1

Materials, Colors, and Textures 1

I admit showing limited application of model coloring or texturing, rather emphasizing default values for edges and faces. This has been intentional as I don't usually find value in...

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A North Bennet Street School Gallery

A North Bennet Street School Gallery

Browse a stellar collection of works by graduates of one of the world's most prestigious woodworking schools

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Seth Rolland: Slicing Maestro

Seth Rolland: Slicing Maestro

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Seth Rolland's sliced furniture is a thrilling piece of technical innovation that also happens to be quite beautiful. This slide show follows the building of one table and presents many other pieces made using the same technique.

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Get The Most from Your Power Tools

Get The Most from Your Power Tools

Our latest, special collection of power tool articles just went to the printer. Don't wait to buy yours...

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Roland Johnson teaches No Fear Finishing at Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking

Roland Johnson teaches No Fear Finishing at Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking

I will be teaching my No Fear Finishing class at Bob Van Dyke's Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking June 28- July 2

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An Elliptical Table Top

An Elliptical Table Top

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The other day a reader asked about how to draw an elliptical table top. Coincidentally I just did a drawing of a small table with an elliptical top. Here's how I drew that top. While there are...

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UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Getting the Most from your Wood-Buying Bucks

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Getting the Most from your Wood-Buying Bucks

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See who won a copy of Getting the Most from your Wood-Buying Bucks

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The Blacker House Chair Leg Detail

The Blacker House Chair Leg Detail

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One of our readers asked about how to draw the indent detail from the Greene and Greene-designed Blacker House chair legs. As with most procedures, there are perhaps a number of ways to approach this...

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State of Craft ... Exploring the Studio Craft Movement in Vermont 1960-2010

State of Craft ... Exploring the Studio Craft Movement in Vermont 1960-2010

The Bennington Museum has mounted a fantastic new show if 50 years of craft in Vermont. Opened 5/22, runs through 10/31

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Secrets Unveiled at New Hampshire Furniture Design Symposium

Secrets Unveiled at New Hampshire Furniture Design Symposium

A working weekend takes a fun turn with a series of lively lectures

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Woodcraft signs on to sponsor Tommy MacDonalds WGBH woodworking show

Woodcraft signs on to sponsor Tommy MacDonald's WGBH woodworking show

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Woodcraft has agreed to be the sole sponsor of the show for three years. Filming has already begun and should debut (nationwide) in the Fall.

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Mystic, CT hosts Antique Tool Auction

Mystic, CT hosts Antique Tool Auction

Mystic, CT home of the Mystic Seaport is hosting an antique tool auction Friday June 4th, at the Hilton Hotel.

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Sculpturing a Windsor Seat with Plug-in

Sculpturing a Windsor Seat with Plug-in

For years I've struggled with shaping (in SketchUp) the seat on a Windsor, or for that matter a Maloof, chair. I continue to look for easier ways than my brute force method using shaped "cutters" along with...

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How to Use Bamboo for Fine Furniture

How to Use Bamboo for Fine Furniture

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Find out how woodworkers are using bamboo in furniture pieces and get tips for using this renewable and "green" material.

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A Barley Twist in SketchUp

A Barley Twist in SketchUp

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A friend of mine asked me if I could draw a two-start barley twist. With a couple of plugins, this turns out to be a fairly easy proposition. I used the Draw Helix, Weld and and Extrude Edges by...

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UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Tauntons Complete Illustrated Guide to Choosing & Installing Hardware by Robert J. Settich

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Choosing & Installing Hardware by Robert J. Settich

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See who won a copy of Taunton’s Complete Illustrated Guide to Choosing & Using Hardware

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Sugar Scoop - A Follow Me and Push/Pull Excercise

Sugar Scoop - A Follow Me and Push/Pull Excercise

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The other day I had an e-mail from a reader who was asking about how to draw a wooden scoop similar to the one shown here. Like the Ruhlman-inspired leg in my previous blog entry, it is easier than...

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L-Shaped Supports for Carving on Turned Spindles

L-Shaped Supports for Carving on Turned Spindles

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Whether It's spindles you've turned yourself or if you have purchase them from a supplier, I have found it's easer to carve them by making two L shaped supports. It provides much more...

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Furniture made by FineWoodworking.com readers

Furniture made by FineWoodworking.com readers

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There are over 3700 pieces in our online Readers Gallery. It''s a good place to go for inspiration. Here are some of my favorites.

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