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Setting up shop: Machine number two.

Setting up shop: Machine number two.

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Which should be the second machine acquisition for your new shop? Here is one woodworker's opinion.

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Placing Components

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Recently I've fielded several questions about how to accurately place components in a model. There's a lot of value in making and saving components of things you'll reuse such as drawer pulls...

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No More Tipping Trim Router

No More Tipping Trim Router

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Trim routers are great tools, but the base is so narrow that they have the tendancy to tip over when milling edges. While one hand holds the router itself and steers, there is not much room to grab...

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Pro Portfolio: Hank Holzer and Judith Ames: Labor of Love

Pro Portfolio: Hank Holzer and Judith Ames: Labor of Love

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Hank Holzer and Judith Ames are shopmates in Seattle. They are also husband and wife. Both have been making furniture since the early 1980s and have developed distinctive styles and loyal followings. This audio slide show presents a selection of furniture by each of them along with their commentary.

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Stick your tools in a shoe?

Stick your tools in a shoe?

Woodworkers have always been good recyclers, but this idea may have taken one step too far.

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Sam Maloof: Reflections on a Master Maker

Sam Maloof: Reflections on a Master Maker

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Listen to this audio slide show with prominent woodworkers reflecting on the life and career of master furnituremaker Sam Maloof, who died in May at 93.

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Vote for the Winner of the Creative Bookcases Gallery Challenge

Vote for the Winner of the Creative Bookcases Gallery Challenge

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Choose the winner of Fine Woodworking's Creative Bookcases gallery challenge. Voting ends Aug. 3.

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UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Encyclopedia of Woodworking by Alan and Gill Bridgewater

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Encyclopedia of Woodworking by Alan and Gill Bridgewater

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See who won a copy of Encyclopedia of Woodworking

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Setting up shop: Which machine first? And why.

Setting up shop: Which machine first? And why.

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Setting up a new woodworking shop? Which machine should be your first purchase? Here is one woodworker's opinion.

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Bench Cookies in Action

Bench Cookies in Action

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A YouTube video clip of Rockler's new bench cookies in action... a new release by Ralph W. Bagnall of consultingwoodworker.com.

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What are the Special Strengths of SketchUp?

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The other day I was looking for a list of the best things about SketchUp - things that are unique and special and make it an effective tool for woodworking. I couldn't find one so decided to create...

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Fred: A Joint by Hank Gilpin

Fred: A Joint by Hank Gilpin

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Take a look at this innovative trestle table joint that does the work of a wedged through tenon but is much easier to make

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Sole Power Part II: How to Tune Up an Old Plane

Sole Power Part II: How to Tune Up an Old Plane

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This afternoon I headed back into the shop for Part II of my humble block plane's rehab. As you'll recall, yesterday was spent flattening the sole and sides of the plane, all of which were caked with...

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T-Chisel has a new website for woodworkers

"T-Chisel" has a new website for woodworkers

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Thomas MacDonald, a Boston-based furniture maker, has created a new instructional website for woodworkers called Major League Woodworking.

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Sole Power: How to Tune Up an Old Plane

Sole Power: How to Tune Up an Old Plane

Paint remnants, an uneven sole and years of oxidation make for one extensive rehab.

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Really Green Woodworking

Really Green Woodworking

Check out a video of really green woodworking as bodger and TreeWright blogger uses a treadle-powered lathe to turn a spinning top.

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SectionCutFace v2.2 Another Handy Plugin

SectionCutFace v2.2 Another Handy Plugin

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Tim's post about using sections to show details reminded me of another handy plugin called SectionCutFace. This plugin takes sections a step further by quickly creating faces at the location of the...

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Whats your furniture style?

What's your furniture style?

Furniture says a lot about a person, so what does yours say? Do you prefer to build country/colonial pieces? Perhaps you enoy period or federal furniture. Do you lean towards...

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Students make strong showing in AWFS design contest

Students make strong showing in AWFS design contest

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AWFS calls its design contest Fresh Wood, and it is designed to showcase the work of talented young high-school and post-secondary students. This year's showing was very inspiring.

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New euro-style cabinet hinges have soft-close feature built in

New euro-style cabinet hinges have soft-close feature built in

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With the soft-close mechanism tucked inside the hinge cup, Clip top Blumotion hinges provide an uncluttered look, but they won't be available till this time next year.

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