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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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End Grain Up Cork Bulletin Board

End Grain Up Cork Bulletin Board

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The best ideas come out of necessity; this bulletin board was a practical and economical project that allowed an opporunity to expand my skills as a woodworker using the beauty of end grain.

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Grizzly Recalls Bandsaws

Grizzly Recalls Bandsaws

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Grizzly has recalled several hundred model G0640X 17-inch bandsaws because of a shock hazard.

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September is Safety Month

September is Safety Month

Safety, even for those who don't care.

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How to Use a Toothed Handplane Blade

How to Use a Toothed Handplane Blade

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See the benefits of using a toothed blade to rough out stock with a jack plane

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Maple Table ( Nakashima Inspired )

Maple Table ( Nakashima Inspired )

This is one of the tables I will be showing at the Fine Furnishings Show this weekend. The base is ebonized Ash and stainless steel. I used steel wool soaked in vinegar to ebonize the Ash. Finish is...

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Working with reclaimed lumber, part 4

Working with reclaimed lumber, part 4

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The box I've been working on is finally done. Take a look at how it turned out.

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New-Fangled Workbench: An Exercise in Control

New-Fangled Workbench: An Exercise in Control

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I've been thinking it is time to have a real workbench in my shop. Choosing the right bench design seems to be more difficult than picking the right tablesaw or handplane though. In an effort to help...

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A glue bottle turns out to be quite useful

A glue bottle turns out to be quite useful

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I recently bought a needle nosed glue squeeze bottle and it's turned out to be more useful than I anticipated.

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A Mid-Century Master

A Mid-Century Master

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An auction highlights California furniture maker John Nyquist

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Creating the Legs for the Breakfast Table

Creating the Legs for the Breakfast Table

As mentioned before, I will do a series on the Thomas Elfe Breakfast Table including the legs, pierced skirts, stretching rails, and wooden hinged leaf supports. I'll be doing this series in a...

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UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Essential Guide to the Steel Square by Ken Horner

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Essential Guide to the Steel Square by Ken Horner

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See who won a copy of Essential Guide to the Steel Square

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Opening Gambits

Opening Gambits

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Part 1 on teaching furniture design

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The Soul of a Wooden Shoe

The Soul of a Wooden Shoe

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Designer kicks it up a notch with high-style high-heel shoe sculptures

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