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Cutting Monster Slab Lumber

Cutting Monster Slab Lumber

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Ever wonder how to cut huge logs into 3- and 4-foot wide slabs? This might explain it.

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Brad Smith: Story of a Stool

Brad Smith: Story of a Stool

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Brad Smith has been making his line of farm-inspired furniture for 25 years, and along the way he's developed a shop full of clever jigs for making the pieces quickly and efficiently. This audio slide show highlights many of them as it follows Smith building a stool.

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Stanley Works Acquires Black & Decker for $4.5 billion

Stanley Works Acquires Black & Decker for $4.5 billion

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The Stanley Works and Black & Decker have merged.

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Long Reach Drill/Driver

Long Reach Drill/Driver

Here are two shopmade long reach drill/drivers ready to help and work hard to drill or drive in hard-to-reach tight and narrow spots.

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Creating Orthographic View Drawings

Creating Orthographic View Drawings

Often it is useful to have the standard orthographic views of your model. There are several ways you can do this in SketchUp. You could create separate scenes using the standard ortho views and...

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Alan Peters, 1933-2009

Alan Peters, 1933-2009

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English Furniture Maker was living link to Britain's Arts & Crafts Movement

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Dimensioning Multiple Views of a Component

Dimensioning Multiple Views of a Component

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Dave Richards and I have covered multiple ways of handling dimensioning in several previous blog entries. One difference is my low frequency use of layers while dimensioning, and Dave's more liberal...

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End mills vs. router bits for mortising

End mills vs. router bits for mortising

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Consider end mills as an alternative to spiral router bits for mortising with a router.

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I Might Have the Answer You Need

I Might Have the Answer You Need

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I answer the phones at the Fine Woodworking editorial office. It’s fun.

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Vote for the Winner of Our Latest Gallery Challenge!

Vote for the Winner of Our Latest Gallery Challenge!

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Our cabinet contest has come to a close but there's still work to be done. Vote for the winner from among our 15 finalists.

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Make a Bed in 60 Seconds

Make a Bed in 60 Seconds

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Well, not exactly. Catch this quick silent film where I assembled my 'Morris' bed and finish it off with sheets and pillow cases in the conclusion of my Video Workshop, How to Build a Bed

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The Workbench of a Lifetime

The Workbench of a Lifetime

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Check out Garrett Hack's new workbench, a thoughtful design based on 30 years of woodworking experience. Watch the video, read the article, buy the plans.

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Norm Abram at Old Sturbridge Village

Norm Abram at Old Sturbridge Village

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Norm dedicates a new exhibit at Old Sturbridge Village and talks about woodworking, his life, and his plans for the future.

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Spalt Your Own Lumber: Optimizing fungal growth

Spalt Your Own Lumber: Optimizing fungal growth

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Fungi grow in specific directions in wood. By optimizing your placement of mushrooms you can speed the spalting process.

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UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Modern Cabinet Work by Percy A. Wells and John Hooper

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Modern Cabinet Work by Percy A. Wells and John Hooper

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Find out who won a copy of Modern Cabinet Work

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Making the Bonnet for a Highboy

Making the Bonnet for a Highboy

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How do you go about creating the bonnet on a highboy which includes that curved molding? The following are steps I used recently. Nothing too unusual for SketchUp, however it requires a few Follow Me...

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A Glimpse of Rarely Seen Period Furniture

A Glimpse of Rarely Seen Period Furniture

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Exhibit offers look at seldom displayed rural pieces

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Shop made grooving planes

Shop made grooving planes

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I don't like grooving small drawer and tray parts at the router table or tablesaw. So I made a pair of small grooving planes to do it instead.

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Hand v. Power Tool Showdown: Watch it Live Online Nov. 12

Hand v. Power Tool Showdown: Watch it Live Online Nov. 12

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Fine Woodworking is launching a first-of-its kind live streaming video event on Thurs., Nov. 12 at 1:30 p.m. Watch two FW staffers duke it out to see which method is faster for getting a finish-ready surface.

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Adding a Bullnose

Adding a Bullnose

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In a recent blog entry I used a little bow front cabinet designed by Matt Kenney to show how to create a curved edge by picking off an existing curved edge in the model. Well, Matt's been working on...

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