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Make It Fit

Make It Fit

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When you are working in the shop on a project, there comes a point where you need to shift from working off the plans to working off what you've already built. Doing so helps to avoid making parts...

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Classical Style Contest Winners: John Kizer and Michael Henderson

Classical Style Contest Winners: John Kizer and Michael Henderson

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Congratulations to John Kizer who wins the Grand Prize for our Classical Style contest with his Boston Bombe Chest. Michael Henderson’s Newport-Style Bureau wins the runner up prize. These two...

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First Blood

First Blood

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Always remain calm

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Second-Hand Tools

Second-Hand Tools

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Used tools and equipment are often a good deal, but sometimes you get less than you bargained for.

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How a paint brush is made

How a paint brush is made

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An editor tours a paint brush factory and sees the many parts and steps that make a quality brush

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Social Media Mania: Follow Us On Twitter or Become a Fan on Facebook

Social Media Mania: Follow Us On Twitter or Become a Fan on Facebook

Are you on Facebook or Twitter? If so, follow our tweets or become a fan of our Facebook fan page.

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Call for Submissions: Get design help from Fine Woodworking and Hank Gilpin

Call for Submissions: Get design help from Fine Woodworking and Hank Gilpin

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Four readers will have their designs critiqued by furniture designer and maker Hank Gilpin. Do you want to be one of them? If so, send us pictures of your work.

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Homeless Woodcarver with a Fondness for Presidents

Homeless Woodcarver with a Fondness for Presidents

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CSI in Rockford, Ill., tries to identify a body

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Nakashima: The Early Years

Nakashima: The Early Years

Exhibit highlights formative years of craftsman's career

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Hall Table Project:  A Lesson in Curves

Hall Table Project: A Lesson in Curves

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Download the free plan to make Don Kondra's curved-leg hall table. Also get foolproof tips on drawing smooth curves and find out how to make a simple jig for routing curves.

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Create a Carved, Pierced Table Apron

Create a Carved, Pierced Table Apron

Continuing my series on the Thomas Elfe Breakfast Table, this post covers the creation of the fancy carved and pierced apron. I don't even try to model actual carved surfaces, rather "brand" the...

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Fine Curved Front Drawers Without Dovetails

Fine Curved Front Drawers Without Dovetails

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a post regarding doweled curved front drawers

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UPDATE: Book Giveaway: New Masters of the Wooden Box by Oscar P. Fitzgerald

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: New Masters of the Wooden Box by Oscar P. Fitzgerald

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See who won a copy of New Masters of the Wooden Box

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Happy (Belated) Birthday Woodworker Carter

Happy (Belated) Birthday Woodworker Carter

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President Jimmy Carter, a woodworker, turned 85 Oct. 1.

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New-Fangled Workbench Revisited: Plans Now Available

New-Fangled Workbench Revisited: Plans Now Available

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After 10 years... the New Fangled Workbench is as popular as ever. Buy the new SketchUp plan in Fine Woodworking's digital plan store.

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Vote for the Winner of our Period Furniture Contest

Vote for the winner of our Classical Style contest.

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Young woodworker wins again

Young woodworker wins again

Vermont high school woodworkers showed off their pieces at an annual show.

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A sure-fire sharpening method

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Still struggling with dull hand tools? This free video, from the Getting Started in Woodworking series, shows the fastest and most foolproof way to get your tools razor sharp.

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Pro Portfolio: Michael Hurwitz: Planks into Poetry

Pro Portfolio: Michael Hurwitz: Planks into Poetry

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Philadelphia Furnituremaker Michael Hurwitz is one of the most talented designer/makers currently working. In this slide show he discusses a selection of pieces he's made over the past thirty years.

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Spalt Your Own Lumber: Zone lines get even more mysterious

Spalt Your Own Lumber: Zone lines get even more mysterious

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Zone lines don't just come in black, as many people think. See some of the variations and help me brainstorm on the possible causes.

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