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Youre the Judge

You're the Judge

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Fine Woodworking is launching a brand new gallery challenge and we want YOU to help choose the winner. Your comments will help us select finalists, then the community gets to vote on the winner.

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Poll: The Next FWW Tool Test

Poll: The Next FWW Tool Test

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What tool test would you like to see next in the Fine Woodworking magazine? Take our poll...    

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Difficult Dimension Placement

Difficult Dimension Placement

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Occasionally I'm faced with components which are hard to dimension; for example, when the component has a fully shaped edge and I can't easily find the endpoints to place a dimension. The Dimension...

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Dads and Woodworking

Dads and Woodworking

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Woodworking is one of those traditions that’s passed from generation to generation. Do you have any great stories about woodworking with Dad? Or, Dads, how are you passing the craft onto your kids?

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Scoopin a Chair Seat

Scoopin' a Chair Seat

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Charles Neil demonstrates techniques he uses (old and new) to scoop and shape the chair seat for his signature rocker and dining chairs.

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Furniture Society honors Vladimir Kagan

Furniture Society honors Vladimir Kagan

The Furniture Society gave its highest honor, the Award of Distinction, this year to Vladimir Kagan, who began as a studio furniture maker but converted his pieces into commercial designs, and made his name as a factory furniture designer. But he never lost his connection to the woodshop and to working for individual clients.

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SawStop Inventor Walks the Walk

SawStop Inventor Walks the Walk

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Working around any tool demands a certain level of safety. However, when it comes to table saws the bar is set a bit higher. These tools have the capacity to do a lot of damage. Luckily, Steve Gass invented the SawStop. Watch as he demonstrates how the saw works by sacrificing his own finger.

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The Brese Small Smoother Kit: Session Two

The Brese Small Smoother Kit: Session Two

For those interested, follow me through the second session of building Ron Brese’s Small Smoother kit.In Session 1 I had infilled the plane with a practice Jarrah infill. This was to work out...

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Unique expanding tables from DB Fletcher

Unique expanding tables from DB Fletcher

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English furniture maker designs expanding tables that will blow your mind.

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Revamping a broken spokeshave

Revamping a broken spokeshave

From a throw away antique to a revamped tool

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Becksvoort honored

Becksvoort honored

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Maine arts group recognizes FWW contributing editor

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Old school woodworking: American style

Old school woodworking: American style

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Check out this movie that explains various fields in "woodworking." Seems to have been shown in shop classes well back in the day.

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Make a Plane from a Kit: Brese Small Smoother - beginnings

Make a Plane from a Kit: Brese Small Smoother - beginnings

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This was the first session of building the small smoother kit from Ron Brese.

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Maloof Memories Please

Maloof Memories Please

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Help us with a retrospective on Sam Maloof (1916-2009) Send us an email (fw-web@taunton.com) or post a comment to let us know how his life and work influenced you.

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How good factory furniture is designed

How good factory furniture is designed

One of my favorite demos at last week's Furniture Society Conference was "Concept to Market," in which a team of craftmen turned a nice design into a prototype for manufacturing.

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Furniture Society Conference had an industrial focus

Furniture Society Conference had an industrial focus

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Although the focus of this year's Furniture Society Conference was the industrial furniture-making, there still were plenty of nuggets for small-shop woodworkers, and even more for aspiring pros.

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Retirement in Florida (complete with a woodshop)

Retirement in Florida (complete with a woodshop)

Read about the woodshop at Shell Point Retirement Community

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Dilemma with Maloof Rocker Arm

Dilemma with Maloof Rocker Arm

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I was not satisfied with my first attempt at the Maloof Rocker Arm as shown in last week's blog entry. So I re-read the FWW # 42 article, "How to Make a Rocker". Each time I read Maloof's text, I...

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New Exhibit Features Never-Seen-Before Works by Sam Maloof

New Exhibit Features Never-Seen-Before Works by Sam Maloof

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The Riverside Art Museum (RAM) in Riverside, California, is currently running an exhibit celebrating the work of one of woodworking's most iconic figures, Sam Maloof. The exhibit, titled Grace and...

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Dovetail Joints in SketchUp Made Easy

Dovetail Joints in SketchUp Made Easy

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A new plugin for SketchUp makes it dead simple to add dovetails to your model

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